Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that the LNG carrier CESI Tianjin, which was ordered by the joint venture of MOL, China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC), was delivered at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong) on September 26.

LNG Carrier CESI Tianjin Delivered for SINOPEC LNG Project
Caption: At the naming and delivery ceremony on September 26
First from right in front row: MOL Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Takeshi Hashimoto

The CESI Tianjin is the fourth vessel to serve the LNG transport project for SINOPEC announced in April 2013, and will sail under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG that SINOPEC will purchase from the Australia Pacific LNG Project.

A total of six newbuilding LNG carriers are being built at Hudong. The first vessel, the CESI Gladstone was delivered in October 2016, the second, the CESI Qingdao in January 2017, and the third, the CESI Beihai, in June 2017. The remaining two are slated to be delivered by 2018.

MOL takes a proactive stance in acquiring new projects while newly leveraging this experience in international joint projects, and strives to offer value-added transport services to customers all over the world.

Outline of CESI Tianjin 

 Length  290.0m
 Breadth  45.60m
 Draft  11.70m
 LNG Tank  Membrane type
 Cargo Tank Capacity  174,100m3
 Main Engine  Dual Fuel Diesel Electric
 Speed  19.5 knots
 Shipyard  Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.
 Ship Management Company

 China Energy Ship Management Co., Limited
 MOL 20%

China Energy Shipping Investment Co., Limited (*3) (CESI) 80%

 Ownership  MOL 20%, CESI 80%

Source: MOL