Celsius Tankers orders 4 Gunvor-chartered LNG carriers from Samsung Heavy

October 27, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Danish ship owning company Celsius Tankers has ordered a new series of LNG carriers from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries that will be chartered to Swiss LNG trading company Gunvor.

Celsius Tankers orders 4 Gunvor-chartered LNG carriers from Samsung Heavy
Illustration only; Courtesy of Celsius Shipping

A unit of Celsius Shipping is expanding its LNG fleet with an order for four LNG carriers from Samsung Heavy. The company says it pushes boundaries for available design improvements on any newbuild, in order to reduce environmental impact.

The vessels’ design minimizes CO2 emissions and methane slip from operations. In addition, it will fall under Lloyds’ Register class notation EEDI-3. This means it meets IMO requirements for ships built after 2025 for 30 per cent more energy efficiency.

Moreover, Celsius recently took delivery of the fourth and last LNGC from the previous series ordered at SHI in 2018.

The vessels from the new order will be sister vessels to the first four, but will offer additional improvements including. Therefore, they will offer lower emissions and reduced fuel consumption. The new vessels will feature ME-GA propulsion.

 

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Celsius Tankers orders 4 Gunvor-chartered LNG carriers from Samsung Heavy