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PetroChina contracts Hudong-Zhonghua for more LNG carriers

Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has secured a newbuilding contract from PetroChina International for three 174,000 cu m LNG carriers.

The LNG carrier trio, independently developed by Hudong-Zhonghua, will be 295 m long and 45 m wide, featuring the latest generation of duel-fuel, low-speed propulsion systems to further optimise performance and fuel consumption.

The value of the contract and delivery details have not been revealed. Last year, the yard and PetroChina also struck a deal for the construction of three 174,000 cu m LNG carriers, valued at $185m each. These vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2022 and 2023.

Chinese shipbuilder has delivered a total of 24 large LNG carriers.

It also confirmed a contract on Monday with Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine to build a pair of 24,000 teu boxships.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a backgroud 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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