COSCO, China National Petroleum place orders for LNG carrier trio
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and COSCO Shipping have entered into agreements with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) for the construction of three new LNG carriers in a series.
Each vessel will have a total cargo capacity of 174,000 cubic metres, an LOA of 295 metres, and a moulded beam of 45 metres. Each will also be fitted with a dual-fuel engine that will deliver a speed of 19.5 knots.
This order for three LNG carriers follows an earlier newbuilding contract for three 174,000-cubic-metre ships that CNPC and COSCO awarded to CSSC in June 2021.