The signing ceremony of the “CNOOC Medium- and Long-Term FOB Resources Supporting LNG Carrier Project”, which has attracted much attention in the industry, was held in Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo, Japan via video link.
China Shipbuilding Corporation Hudong-Zhonghua and CSSC Trading, as joint sellers, and the buyer, Japan Merchant Shipping Mitsui Co., Ltd., formally signed a construction contract for 6 174,000-cubic-meter LNG carriers of the world’s latest generation “Changheng series” through the “cloud signing” method for about 7.5 billion yuan.
It is worth mentioning that this is the order with the largest number and the largest contract value in the field of LNG carrier construction by a Chinese shipbuilding company in the past ten years. The “zero breakthroughs” in orders for LNG carriers has also injected a strong impetus for China’s LNG industry equipment to achieve a historic leap from following and running to lead.
The LNG ship signed this time will adopt the “Changheng series” ship type design independently developed by Hudong Zhonghua, which integrates the latest design concept, the best technical equipment, the strongest environmental protection performance and the most forward-looking.
The ship has the characteristics of light weight, low comprehensive energy consumption, wide ship-shore compatibility, clever operation and maintenance, and strong adaptability of the liquid cargo handling system to different routes; Reduce carbon emissions by more than 10 tons, ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) to meet the requirements of the fourth stage ahead of time, and energy consumption indicators, environmental performance and reliability have reached the world’s top level.
In December 2021, this type of ship obtained the General Approval of Ship Type Design (GDA) issued by four classification societies including American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR), and DNV. ), Pre-Classification Accreditation (PCA) and other certificates.
As the core shipbuilding enterprise under China Shipbuilding Corporation, and the only comprehensive manufacturer of LNG industry chain equipment in China, Hudong Zhonghua has been deeply involved in the global LNG storage and transportation equipment market for more than 20 years, and has independently developed “Changqing”, “Changjian”, “Changan” and “Changxing”. ” and “Changheng” series of 5 generations of LNG ships, delivered more than 30 large LNG equipment such as LNG carriers, LNG bunkering ships, floating liquefied natural gas storage and regasification units (LNG-FSRU), etc. As well as five of the world’s largest LNG-powered dual-fuel 23,000TEU container ships, it has developed and reserves a variety of world-leading LNG equipment including 270,000 cubic meters of LNG ships and LNG power generation ships.
On January 6, Hudong-Zhonghua and China Shipbuilding (Hong Kong) Shipping Leasing Co., Ltd. also renewed the construction order for a 174,000-cubic-meter LNG carrier. So far, in the first week of 2022, Hudong-Zhonghua has received a total of 7 orders for LNG carriers, achieving a “good start” in undertaking business operations. At present, Hudong-Zhonghua holds 23 LNG carrier orders and 9 under construction, and the delivery period has been scheduled to 2025.