Nantong CIMC Pacific Ocean Engineering Co., Ltd. ("CIMC Pacific Offshore") officially launched the 7,600 cubic meter LNG bunkering vessel (S1061) project for Canada Seaspan ULC ("Seaspan"). start. Grzegorz Marzec, Project Manager of SHEC, Wang Renwu, Project Manager of BV Classification Society and other shipowners and ship inspectors, Gao Wenbao, General Manager of CIMC Pacific Offshore, Pan Xiaojun, Deputy General Manager, Zhou Lubing, Chief Engineer and relevant department heads attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
Founded in 1989, Seaspan ULC is an alliance of several Canadian companies headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. It belongs to the Washington family company. Its business covers coastal transportation, commercial ferries, shipbuilding and bunkering services. As an important player in the shipping field in the Pacific Northwest region, Seaspan's investment aims to provide LNG transportation and bunkering services for the west coast of North America. The first ship will be the first LNG bunkering ship in the region after completion.
The ship has a total length of 112.8 meters, a molded breadth of 18.6 meters, a design draft of 5 meters, a design speed of 13 knots, a Canadian flag, and a classification society of BV. The bunkering ship design will integrate the latest ship technology, improve the capacity of the power storage system, and further reduce operational pollution emissions and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the ship is equipped with relevant propellers, which has excellent maneuverability, and can be applied to LNG loading, unloading and bunkering services in different situations. The performance indicators of the ship have reached the international advanced level.
Under the background of "carbon peaking and carbon neutrality", LNG is used as a ship power fuel. Compared with traditional marine fuel oil, clean energy ships have lower carbon emissions, can achieve zero sulfur oxide emissions, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. They are both environmentally friendly and Economic Value. Under the circumstances that the market demand for LNG-powered ships will increase significantly, the market for LNG bunkering ships will have a good development prospect. According to the forecast of DNV Classification Society, in 2023, the global order for new ships with alternative fuels will remain similar to that in 2022. The vast majority of ships will use LNG dual fuel, and the international ship LNG bunkering market demand will also usher in 2024-2025. Rapid growth.
As the global leader in the small and medium-sized liquefied gas carrier market, CIMC Pacific Offshore has its own design, construction, and project management capabilities for liquid tanks, fuel tanks, and complete ships. It has undertaken many world ship projects and has successfully delivered the world's largest More than 40 liquefied gas carriers of various types, including the 27,500 cubic meter multi-purpose LNG carrier, the world's largest 20,000 cubic meter LNG carrier bunkering ship, and the world's first 5,000 cubic meter dual-fuel full-pressure LPG carrier, with a global market share Ranking among the best, we will continue to provide customers with energy-saving, environmentally friendly, technological innovation, and professionally customized liquefied gas transportation solutions.