On October 22, 113,000 DWT Aframax crude oil tanker built by COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Zhoushan) Co., Ltd. for British shipowner Union Maritime Limited was launched successfully on schedule.
It is 250m in length overall, 44m in width and 21.3m in depth with the scantling draft of 15m at the service speed of 14.3 knots. It is classified into LR. Now, this vessel has entered into the outfitting stage as it was launched smoothly.
From October 15 to 19, three next-generation green bulk carriers were delivered by Nantong Xiangyu Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. and one more vessel will be delivered at the end of October.
These 63,500 DWT “Dolphin” bulkers are the competitive products of Xiangyu Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering. It is 199.9 meters in length overall, 32.26 meters in width and 18.9 meters in depth with the scantling draft of 13.5 meters at the design speed of 13.5 knots. Besides, it features increased deadweight, Grain and Bale capacity and reduced overall fuel consumption over traditional bulkers, meeting the strictest requirements of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase three. Thus, this type of vessel is safer and high-efficient for shipowners and a more competitive and cost-effective one in the existing shipping market.
On October 15, a 30,000 cum LNG carrier for the Dutch Anthony Veder LNG Shipping B.V. started construction at Jiangnan Shipyard Co., Ltd.
It is classified into DNV GL with a length overall of 176.8 meters and a width of 28.8 meters. Featured with the liquid cargo system of TGE, this LNG tanker adopts a dual-fuel propulsion system, generator and boiler. It also meets the updated emission requirements. Besides, it is equipped with double Type C tanks with a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters.
It is expected to be delivered in the earlier of 2022 according to the construction plan.
At 3:00 pm of October 15, No.5 32,5000 DWT very large ore carriers (VLOCs) was launched smoothly from Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding No.2 drydock in an orderly manner.
It is the fifth ship in a series of six 325000 DWT ore carriers constructed by New Times Shipbuilding CO., Ltd. The former four ore carriers were handed over to the shipowners as scheduled and the last one is to enter into the drydock for construction soon.
This giant is 340 meters in length overall, 62 meters in width and 29.5 meters in depth with 333.1 meters in LBP and a scantling draft of 21.4 meters. And it is classified into KR, transporting 32,5000 tons of goods.
On October 12th, two 84,000 cbm very large gas carriers (VLGC) built by Jiangnan Shipyard for Oriental Energy were named “Keegan No.1” and “Keegan No.2” respectively. After that, the delivery ceremony of the former vessel was held on the same day.
It is the second-generation VLGC ( Panda 84P) developed independently by Jiangnan Shipyard. It features 230 meters in length, 36.6 meters in width, 22.2 meters in depth. Besides, this giant has the design draft of 11.4 meters and the scantling draft of 12.0 meters with the cargo capacity of 8400 cbm, meeting the new IGC Code and Tier III emission standards. It is classified into LR under the flag of Singapore.
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has successfully delivered its first newbuild Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier, Avenir Advantage to Avenir LNG Limited (Avenir LNG). The LNG carrier also functions as an LNG bunkering vessel (LBV), making it the first in South East Asia to do so.
It is the first of two such vessels that Keppel O&M is building for Avenir LNG, expanding its suite of solutions across the gas value chain. This reinforces Keppel’s Vision 2030, which includes seizing opportunities in LNG solutions and renewables.
The 7,500m3 LBV was built at Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China, and is equipped with engines that can run on both diesel and LNG. Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Offshore Technology Development (OTD), also installed and commissioned the vessel’s Ballast Water Treatment System.
Avenir Advantage has been chartered by Petronas LNG to provide ship-to-ship LNG bunkering to vessels across Malaysia, and transport services as an LNG carrier for small-scale terminals in the region.
Keppel O&M has developed a suite of solutions in both the demand and supply of LNG as fuel. It is currently building eight dual-fuel vessels, including LBVs, containerships, and dredgers. Keppel O&M is also promoting LNG as a marine fuel through FueLNG, its joint venture with Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, which provides safe truck and vessel LNG bunkering solutions in Singapore.
On October 9th, the steel-cutting ceremony of 3850 lane meters RoPax constructed by Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) for Onorato’s Moby was held and the contract was signed among Moby, Rina and GSI.
Featured with 534 cabins, it is 237m in length, 33m in width at a service speed of 23.5 knots. It is classified into RINA, carrying 2730 passengers in 3850 freight lane meters. Besides, it is equipped with new-generation hybrid scrubbers, but also is built as an LNG-ready vessel.
UK-based MPP vessel operator Scotline has exercised an option for the construction of a fourth 4,800 DWT multi-purpose cargo ship at Dutch yard Royal Bodewes.
The vessel will be named Scot Isles and launched in the third quarter of 2021. Currently Scotline has another MPP vessel, Scot Ranger, under construction at the yard.
Different from its sister vessels, Scot Isles will be fitted with a hybrid power system including an array of batteries that can be charged by shore power.
Scotline mainly serves Northern Europe with regular routes between Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Norway, the Baltic States, the Netherlands, France, and the UK. The company has 16 ships in its fleet, including ten self-owned.
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has bagged a SGD600m ($442.2m) contract from an energy company for a vessel for the offshore renewable energy sector.
Keppel said the contract was for the engineering, procurement and construction of the vessel for an undisclosed energy company. No details of the vessel were disclosed or its expected delivery date.
The company did say that contract was based on progressive payments.
Commenting on the contract Keppel said: “This is in line with Keppel Corporation’s Vision 2030, which includes seeking opportunities in providing renewable energy solutions.”
A strategic review by Keppel sees the potential sale or merger of its offshore marine business, which has been hard hit by low oil prices and COVID-19.
Germany's Hapag-Lloyd has contacted several shipyard to request offers on mega vessels, the container line confirms to ShippingWatch. This happens just one year after the container line also reached out to shipyards regarding LNG-powered mega vessels.
Relevant report：In January, Hapag-Lloyd said it was planning to order six new ultra-large container ships.At that time, these plans
up in the air as the world is hit by coronavirus, CEO Rolf Habben Jansen told ShippingWatch.
CEO Rolf Habben Jan