MISC Berhad has announced that it has held a naming and delivery ceremony for its new Seri Camellia LNG carrier.
The 150 200 m3 vessel is the first of five MOSS-Type LNG carriers ordered by the company from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HHI), and has now set off on its maiden voyage from South Korea to Bintulu, Malaysia. The remaining four vessels are currently being built in South Korea, and will be completed on a staggered basis. Upon delivery, all five vessels will be chartered to Petronas for the next 15 years.
The Seri Camellia will be part of the new generation of the Seri C Class LNG fleet, consisting of MOSS-Type vessels that provide a more robust cargo containment system, and ensure greater operational flexibility for the company to operate in harsh meteorological conditions.
This new generation of LNG carriers include a number of state-of-the art technologies, including the integrated hull structure (IHS) with four spherical tanks shielded by a continuous cover, improving the hull’s overall structural strength.
The Chairman of Petronas, Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, said: “Today’s naming ceremony of Seri Camellia is a momentous occasion that celebrates Petronas’ long collaborative partnership with MISC. As one of the world’s leading players in the production and manufacturing of LNG, it is imperative for Petronas to ensure that we are able to deliver safe and reliable supply of energy to power millions of homes around the world.
“I am proud to note that over the years, we have witnessed MISC’s commitment and reliability in supporting Petronas’ business aspirations. I am confident that the delivery of Seri Camellia today will strengthen MISC’s leadership position in the global LNG transportation business.
The President/CEO of MISC, Yee Yang Chien, added: “MISC strives to fulfil our role in moving energy to build a better world and in this sense, we will continue to contribute significantly towards developing Maritime Malaysia as well as the global shipping industry. Capacity building is our primary focus to support this agenda, from fostering the dynamic talent of our seafaring professionals to modernising and expanding our fleet of vessels that is aligned with global standards in technology, safety and reliability.
“The modernisation of our fleet enhances the vessel’s capability in delivering to our customers’ expectations as well as incorporates state-of-the-art and eco-friendly technologies that reinforce our commitment to operate responsibly and care for the maritime environment and operate responsibly. The naming and delivery of Seri Camellia is a major milestone for MISC in our journey towards sustainable LNG shipping and will strengthen our leading position in the global LNG shipping business.”
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