Norway’s Grieg Maritime Group has contracted CSSC-affiliated Huangpu Wenchong Longxue yard for up to four ammonia-ready 82,300 dwt open hatch vessels.
SSC Huangpu Wenchong Longxue yard will deliver the first of the four future-proof Open Hatch vessels in the spring of 2026, with the following three throughout the year.
This class of vessels shows we are serious about climate action and plan to stay a leading player in the Open Hatch segment. We are delighted with the design and specifications of these ships.
..says CEO Matt Duke of Grieg Maritime Group
On behalf of CSSC Huangpu Wenchong, I would like to express my gratitude to the Grieg for their trust and support, and we are excited to receive this new order of 2+2 82,300 DWT MPVs which marks the first order of this size at our shipyard and look forward to working with the Grieg Maritime Group and establishing a long-term and good cooperative relationship.
..says Mr Han Jianbing, Deputy General Manager of CSSC Huangpu Wenchong.
Grieg Maritime Group is committed to the Norwegian Shipowner’s Association‘s climate targets. A part of that is to only order ships with zero-emission technology from 2030.
These vessels are halfway there, as they give us the flexibility to be close to emission-free as soon as the fuels are available. The design doesn’t tie us to just one fuel but lets us keep our options.
…says the Head of Shipowning in Grieg Maritime Group, Nicolai Grieg.
As informed, the ship is ideally suited for the G2 Ocean pulp trade with eight holds and four electro-hydraulic swing cranes with an individual capacity of 75 tonnes. When lifting in tandem, the cranes can handle cargo of up to 105 tonnes. Internally, the vessels have been dubbed “PulpMax”.