On 26th October, 2014, Hantong signed shipbuilding contract with CIMC ENRIC SJZ GAS for building the world’s first CNG carrier which will be operated by Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN), Indonesian National Electric Company, to be used for natural gas transportation between the islands of Indonesia.
The vesselis designed by CIMC ORIC, using natural gas as power, driven by dual fuel main engine, with110-meterlength over all and 14-knots design speed. It willbe designed and constructed under theclassification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and PT. Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia (Persero)(BKI). It is expected to deliver in May 2016.
Along with the increasing demand for clean energy in shipping industry and related technology keeping improving, the successful signing of CNG project signifies our another breakthrough in building gas carriers after successfully developing the market of stainless steel chemical tanker!