GSI delivered first 7,000 unit post-panamax LNG-PCTC in Souther China

On September 12, Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd(shrot for”GSI”), a subsidiary of CSSC, signed the delivery of the first 7,000 unit post-panamax LNG-PCTC named ”EMDEN” ,which is built for Norwegian SFL. The vessel is the first dual-fuel PCTC built in South China.

The vessel was designed by SDARI, a subsidiary of CSSC. The vessel has an overall length of 200 meters, a beam of 38 meters, a design draft of 8.6 meters, a design speed of 19 knots. With a total of 13 decks, it can carry about 7,000 cars, two of which can carry hydrogen-fueled cars. Designed with LNG/fuel oil dual-fuel propulsion system, the vessel has a range of up to 15,000 nautical miles. And the Energy Efficiency Operating Index (EEDI) meets the latest IMO Phase III (phase III) requirements, making it an energy-saving, environmentally friendly and highly efficient car carrier.

During the ship’s construction, GSI has overcome critical core technologies such as thin plate deformation control, hull structure precision control, installation and commissioning of roll-on/roll-off equipment, and LNG dual-fuel propulsion system.

Currently, GSIC has been familiar with the construction of dual-fuel vessels. GSIC upgraded the LNG dual-fuel system and equipped the vessel with the first 6S60ME-C10.5-GI-EcoEGR high-pressure dual-fuel main engine, dual-fuel generator and boiler in China, which makes this vessel more green, environmentally friendly and efficient.

It is reported that GSI is the earliest shipbuilding company in China to build LNG/fuel oil dual-fuel vessels, and took the lead in adopting this dual-fuel propulsion system in the luxury passenger roll-on/roll-off vessels built for a Swedish shipowner. In recent years, it has also adopted the LNG/oil dual-fuel propulsion system in the construction of conventional oil tankers, and is currently the shipbuilder with the largest number of vessels of the same type delivered in China.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

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