Wuhu Shipyard announced that it has inked a contract for the construction of eight 18,500-ton IMO Class II chemical tankers during the first quarter of this year.
s informed, these tankers will have a load tonnage of 18,500 tons, cargo capacity of 21,000m³, length of 149.80m, molded width of 22.80m, molded depth of 12.70m, and design draft of 8.50m.
According to the company, the ships will be designed as methanol dual-fuel ready and the design concept complies with the IMO Tier III emission standards.
Wuhu Shipyard says the ships have been specifically designed to transport various biofuels and IMO Type II chemicals, including methanol.
Scheduled for delivery starting in mid-year 2024, the first two ships will be exclusively involved in the transportation of offshore wind turbine components in a long-term commitment with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.