On the 28th of December, H1837A, the world's largest shallow draft LNG carrier inspected by China Classification Society (CCS), completed its sea trial and gas trial.
H1837A which was built by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. for Shenzhen Gas Group Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Gas) is classed by CCS. This LNG has an overall length of 239.4 metres, a moulded width of 36.6 metres, a moulded depth of 21 metres and designed draft of 8.5 metres. It equipped with a high-efficient LNG+MGO dual-fuel engine which meets Tier III emission requirements under gas mode operation, and shows a positive environmental performance.
The construction of the ship was on hold for the first half of the year under the impact of pandemic. As the work and production resumed, CCS Shanghai branch actively cooperated with the shipyard to “take back the lost time” to ensure all inspections could be efficiently completed with high standard.