February 20, 2023, by Aida Čučuk
Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua has independently developed and designed a B -type LNG containment system with completely independent intellectual property rights and officially started the construction.
Courtesy of Hudong-Zhonghua
The B-type containment system can carry -163 °C of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has a high utilisation rate of tank capacity, strong anti-sloshing ability, and no liquid level limit.
According to Hudong-Zhongua, the B -type tank can hold 6,950 cubic meters of LNG and will be applied to the world’s first river-sea direct 14,000 cubic meters LNG bunkering ship independently designed and built by the company.
The B -type tank is commissioned to be built by a third party, and it is expected to be hoisted in the dock in the third quarter of this year.
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has multiple ongoing LNG projects. Recently, it selected Norway-headquartered TMC to deliver the marine compressed air system for seven LNG carriers it is constructing for Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).