One of the most advanced and energy efficient VLCCs ever built in China is now operational following extensive surveys by China Classification Society (CCS).

The 307,000 dwt VLCC, CS Hunan Venture, was delivered by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC). The vessel is owned by China Shipbuilding Consulting Company and operated by Wah Kwong Ship Management Hong Kong.

Fan Qiang, Vice President of CCS said the CS Hunan Venture’s innovative design means its Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is more than 20pc below the baseline, which is one of the best in the world for VLCCs of same size. The vessel’s comprehensive performance indices reached world first class during surveying.

Another major VLCC related project CCS is working on with DSIC is an order for an LNG dual-fuel VLCC, which will be the first LNG dual-fuel VLCC in the world and will be delivered around the end of 2021.

CCS now has more than 100 VLCC ships classed in its fleet.

Source: Seatrade Maritime