ENN Energy Holdings Limited CEO Zhang Yesheng and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry General Manager Yang Zhizhong signed a construction contract on October 18 for an 8,500 cbm liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel in Zhoushan. The ship, a first for China, is expected to be delivered in May 2020.
CCS Vice President Sun Feng, Zhejiang Branch General Manager Wang Zhixiong and CCS (China Classification Society) Wuhan Rules & Research Institute Deputy Director Gao Jing witnessed the signing ceremony.
The ship has a total length of 119.3 meters, a width of 19.8 meters, a depth of 11 meters, a design draught of 5.9 meters, and a structure draft of 6.2 meters. It will have a single-pitch, dual-fuel main engine driven semi-pressure/fully cooled type for infinite navigation.
The vessel has a capacity of 8,500 cubic meters and is designed with a large capacity re-liquefaction device. It can not only bunker LNG-powered vessels of different types, but also provide pre-cooling and gas testing for LNG carriers and related floating facilities.
The project will mainly rely on ENN’s Zhoushan International LNG filling terminal to engage in LNG fuel filling business. It is the first project of its type approved in China and will be directed toward bunkering national and well as international vessels.
ENN has operated the Xijiang ENN 01, the first standardised inland waterway LNG bunkering barge in China, since 2015. It is based on the Xijiang River.