Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering, subsidiary of CIMC Enric has signed contracts with Seaspan ULC of Canada for two 7,600 cu m LNG bunkering vessels plus an option for one additional vessel. 

Designed by Vard Marine the vessels integrated the latest marine technology to reduce operational greenhouse gas emissions with advanced safety, low-evaporation rate and environmental-protection features. The high-specification design offers outstanding maneuverability for LNG loading and unloading in different ports and LNG bunkering services for various vessel types.

Gao Wenbao, general manager of CIMC SOE, said, “LNG bunkering vessels are a key component of global LNG bunkering infrastructure. With demand for LNG-powered vessels set to significantly increase, the LNG bunkering market has a bright future. 

As a leader in small and medium-sized LNG carriers and bunkering vessels, CIMC SOE will actively grasp such opportunities and leverage its strengths to provide customers with energy-saving, environmentally-friendly and technologically innovative LNG distribution solutions to help improve infrastructure in the LNG bunkering market.”

CIMC SOE has received six new vessel orders since the fourth quarter of 2021, with orders for 11 vessels on hand.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News