Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced the delivery of the LNG carrier (LNGC) CESI Lianyungang, which was ordered by the joint venture of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (CCSC) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC), at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
The CESI Lianyungang is the sixth vessel in the China LNG Transportation Project announced in April 2013, and will sail under a long-term charter transporting LNG that SINOPEC purchases from the Australia Pacific LNG Project.
This project, which built LNG carriers in China, follows the ExxonMobil LNG project, announced in March 2010 (four newbuilding LNG carriers were ordered from Hudong and delivered by April 2016). Since 2013, to ensure the safety and high quality of the newbuilding LNG carriers, MOL has assigned technical experts to Hudong and created a shipbuilding supervision team made up of multinational staff, to oversee the construction of the six LNG carriers. The newly delivered CESI Lianyungang is the final vessel in the series.
The five vessels already delivered for the project continue to provide safe, reliable, service under the management of the joint ship management company (ownership: MOL – 20%, CCSC and SINOPEC – 80%).
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