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Wison enters large-scale LNG carrier market with new design

Chinese offshore yard Wison Offshore & Marine is looking to enter the large scale LNG carrier market after the company’s new 200,000 cu m LNG carrier design received an approval in principle (AIP) from DNV GL.

The design shows the vessel has a length of 300m and is fitted with a GTT Mark 3 Flex membrane system and WinGD dual-fuel engines.

Wison mainly builds offshore vessels and structures, and in 2017 delivered its first FLNG.

Chinese yards have been increasingly moving towards large LNG carrier construction. Last year, a consortium of Chinese companies led by Cosco and classification society Lloyd’s Register signed a memorandum of agreement to jointly develop a design for a 220,000 cu m LNG carrier with a GTT Mark 3 system.

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, which has led China’s LNG carrier building to date, has teamed with class society DNV GL to develop a 270,000 cu m gas carrier. The shipyard secured a massive $2.8bn LNG carrier order from Qatar Petroleum last week.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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