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China Merchants Industry Holdings Celebrated LNG Carrier Repair Signing & Keel Laying the Same Day
Time:01-20-2017      Publisher:Admin

China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd. celebrated important milestones for its two projects on 10th January 2017, the very beginning of the new year. Mr.Zhu Guiming, chairman of Yiu Lian Dockyards (Shekou) Limited, a subsidiary of China Merchants Industry Holdings, signed LNG carrier “MIN LU” docking repair agreement with FJ-LNG. China Merchants Heavy Industry(Jiangsu)Co., Ltd, another subsidiary of China Merchants Industry Holdings, held the keel laying ceremony for 45,000 m³LNT A-BOX LNG carrier built for SAGA LING SHIPPING on the same day. The ceremony was held at offshore engineering construction base in Haimen.

The successful docking repair signing for “Min Lu” marks shipowners’ recognition for Yiu Lian’s continuous exploration and efforts on LNG carrier repair for years, and means that Yiu Lian is fully capable of repairing LNG carrier now. This historic breakthrough not only established a firm foundation for product transformation and upgrading of Yiu Lian, but also filled in the gaps in the field of LNG carrier repairing in China, created the China’s first.

The formal keel laying of LNG carrier marks that the building of world’s first 45,000 m³LNT A-BOX LNG carrier comes into key period. China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd is building the carrier according to schedule.

Signed LNG Carrier “MIN LU” Docking Repair Agreementthe Keel Laying Ceremony for 45,000 m³ LNT A-BOX LNG Carrier Built


1.Basic Information of LNG Carrier “Min Lu”

LNG carrier “Min Lu”: LOA. 292m, Breadth 43.35m, Depth 26.25m, Speed 19.5 knots. Liquid loading capacity 147,000m³, Cargo hold type GTNO.96E-2 thin film, world’s large thin film LNG carrier, the fourth LNG carrier of this type in China. The construction of this LNG carrier began on 30th Aug 2006, dockage’s on 31st May 2007, launching’s on 21st Dec 2007, and delivery’s on 13rd Aug 2008.  

2.Basic Information of 45,000 m³LNT A-BOX LNG carrier

CMHI-188 project is the first LNG carrier featuring the LNT A-BOX containment system, LOA. 195.2m, Breadth 30m, Depth 20m, Air Draught from BL max 52.2m, Design Draught 9m, Total cargo tank including dome 45,000m³ with 3 independent stainless steel cargo tanks.