Haihao Group’s contribution to successful trial voyage of China’s LNG bunkering ship
Haihao Group is proud to announce its integral role in providing essential components for a remarkable project. On the early morning of August 7, under the supervision of the Jiangsu Maritime Bureau, China’s independently designed and constructed 8,200 cubic meter LNG bunkering ship embarked on a trial voyage in the Huaniaoshan sea area of Zhejiang province. This milestone voyage marks a significant step towards the ship’s scheduled delivery in late September this year.
The groundbreaking 8,200 cubic meter LNG bunkering ship, a collaborative endeavor led by Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co., Ltd., is the first of two customized vessels of its kind. With an impressive length of 113 meters, a beam of 20 meters, and a depth of 13.5 meters, the ship boasts cutting-edge features that propel it to the forefront of innovation.
The vessel is equipped with advanced electric propulsion systems, backed by dual-fuel generator sets and highly efficient azimuth thrusters. This technology not only ensures optimal maneuverability but also facilitates seamless LNG bunkering operations. The ship’s multifunctional design allows it to serve dual purposes – as a transport vessel and an LNG fuel bunkering platform, showcasing its versatility in serving the evolving energy landscape.
Notably, during the installation of the ship’s LNG tanks, a pioneering approach was adopted. The tanks were lifted onto the vessel’s inclined deck, a technique that stands as a rare feat in the industry. This bold maneuver not only demonstrates the ingenuity of the engineering team but also underlines their commitment to pushing the boundaries of possibility.
The trial voyage serves as a comprehensive assessment of the ship’s construction and engineering, thereby paving the way for its smooth delivery in the coming months. Haihao Group is honored to have been a part of this exceptional project, contributing to the creation of a vessel that embodies the future of sustainable marine transportation.
As a leading player in the global engineering landscape, Haihao Group remains dedicated to delivering innovative solutions for maritime challenges. Our collaboration in this project underscores our commitment to advancing the maritime industry and upholding our reputation for excellence.
For more information about our involvement in this remarkable endeavor and our comprehensive range of products and services, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to exploring further opportunities that align with our dedication to pushing boundaries and shaping the future of maritime transportation.