The largest container ship in the world passes to LNG; another 16 waiting
23 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
Recently, the China shipyard Huarun Dadong has started the conversion to LNG of Hapag-Lloyd’s ultra-container Sajir, which is heralded as the first conversion in the world of a container ship of this size.
Hapag-Lloyd inherited the Sajir following the acquisition of UASC in 2017, which has 16 sister ships already ready to be retrofitted to LNG as a fuel. The success of the first conversion will pave the way for the transformation of the twins.
The ship capable of accommodating 15,000 ISO 20-foot equivalent (TEU) containers arrived at the Shanghai shipyard on August 31 for the retrofit work, which includes the installation of a 6,500 cubic meter LNG fuel tank. of capacity of the French GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), world leader in the design of membrane containment systems for shipping and storage of liquefied natural gas.
The world’s largest conversion of LNG cargo ships will cost around $ 30 million. The fuel system will be dual fuel, ie LNG and low sulfur fuel oil as a reserve.
Huarun Dadong plans to complete the Sajir modernization work by the end of 2020, which will likely mark further achievements for LNG-powered ultra-container ships: in fact, in addition to the above mentioned first conversion, the world will see the delivery of the first new two giant container ships, also powered by LNG.
Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HRDD) is a joint venture invested by China Resources Investment Enterprises (HK) Ltd., Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd., Shanghai Yatong Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Datong NGS Industries Co. Ltd.
Source: Energy Offshore