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ESL announces successful launch of LNG-powered handysize bulk carrier

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ESL Shipping has announced that Viikki – a new eco-friendly dry cargo vessel – has been successfully launched at the Jingling shipyard in Nanjing, China.

The 26 000 DWT vessel is 160 m long and is fuelled by LNG. It is the world’s first LNG-powered handysize bulk carrier, and is a forerunner in energy efficiency and eco-friendliness.

Captain Jussi Vaahtikari said: “The longstanding work in this project becomes concrete today when we see the vessel floating for the first time. There is still a lot of work ahead before her delivery, but I’m confident that we will get a superb vessel tailored to our needs.”

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/small-scale-lng/04092017/esl-announces-successful-launch-of-lng-powered-handysize-bulk-carrier/

 

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