As part of APLNG project, the 174,000-cbm LNG carrier——CESI QINGDAO was delivered on Jan 6. “We take delivery of another globally new type LNG carrier; featuring high construction techniques and excellent construction quality of H&Z”, said Sun Jiakang, COSCO SHIPPING Deputy Secretary of CPC Party Branch & Vice General Manager.
The APLNG project involves 6 similar LNG carriers, two of which have been built. The LNGCs will form a super China’s LNG fleet.
Classed by LR and CCS, CESI QINGDAO costs around USD 200m. The carrier is characterized by dual-fuel electric propulsion, with robust propulsion capability, good maneuverability on full scale of service speed and great reliability. In addition, the vessel is furnished with a sound fire-prevention system. Even if in extreme conditions that power supply for engine room is lost, the water sprinkling system can be activated to put out fire to ensure safety of the vessel .