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Jiangnan debuts largest VLGC design

Singapore-headquartered Sinogas has ordered what will become the world’s largest very large gas carriers (VLGCs) when they deliver from China in a 2023.

The new Panda 93P VLGC design has been developed by Jiangnan Shipyard with Sinogas as first customers, opting for two firm orders and three options. No price has been revealed.

The 93,000 cu m ship is powered by LPG. The design incorporates two deck-mounted LPG fuel tanks, enabling LPG-fuelled operations when carrying non-LPG cargo.

“Through a revolutionary structural configuration, Jiangnan has been able to enhance cargo capacity within traditional Houston Ship Channel dimensions without significantly increasing fuel consumption,” said Jiangnan Shipyard’s chief of corporate technology, Hu Keyi.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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