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McAsphalt orders bitumen carrier at Wuhu Shipyard

China’s Wuhu Shipyard has secured an order from Canada’s McAsphalt Marine Transportation for the construcion of one 11,700 cu m bitumen carrier.

The 140 m vessel is designed by Sweden’s FKAB and classed by Bureau Veritas. It will be equipped with LNG/LBG propulsion systems as well as a battery power pack.

The vessel will be used to support the company’s asphalt trades in the Great Lakes region in Canada.

Earlier this year, Wuhu also secured an order from Continental Bitumen to build two 21,500 dwt asphalt carriers, designed by FKAB.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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