COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry announced that after a day of sail trial, the LNG dual-fuel bulk carrier “Aleshan” sailed to the deep blue and set sail. This also marks the successful completion of the first LNG dual-fuel-powered bulk carrier desulphurization unit refit.
Recently, Cosco announced that the first FSRU for Cyprus has begun at Cosco Shipyard. Now, the 210,000 dwt LNG dual-fuel bulker carrier is owned by a Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and registered by classification society ABS. Aleshan was built in January 2023, by Chinese shipyard.
As part of the conversion project, the desulfurization tower was installed and the emergency generator room, main engine LDCL system and lifeboat modifications were made, among others, on this 299.95- metre long and 50-metre wide ship.
According to EPS, seven more dual-fuel LNG bulkers from the 210,000 dwt series are to join its fleet throughout 2023 and 2024.
Last year, the Singapore-based shipowner completed the first LNG bunkering operation for its managed vessel, Greenway, which is said to be the world’s first dual-fuel LNG Suezmax tanker.
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