With a huge experience in building Kamsarmax bulk carriers, COSCO plans to introduce LNG not only in these designs but also in other ship types. “The current achievement is only the beginning of our research and development for LNG as an alternative fuel and the COSCO Shipyard Group, as a pioneer in this new technology, is committed to even more in-depth research in the future,” stated COSCO Shipyard Group’s Head of Engineering, Zhan Shu Ming.
To date, LNG-as-fuel research, technology development and newbuilding activities have focused on specific niche sectors such as ferries, offshore vessels and short sea, or inland, trades. This project paves the way for take-up in deep sea bulk carrier trades – and for tankers.
Source: Lloyd’s Register.