GEFO LNG-ready tanker launched – Offshore Energy

China Merchants Jinling Shipyard has launched the first LNG-ready chemical tanker for German shipowner GEFO.

GEFO LNG-ready tanker launched
Image: FKAB Marine

The Chinese yard previously known as AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding launched the 7,000 dwt stainless steel tanker Norma on July 2.

GEFO ordered two FKAB Marine-designed LNG-ready vessels in 2018.

However, the German owner said last year it amended the order for the second vessel to include LNG propulsion.

This vessel will get two 162-cbm LNG fuel systems from Gloryholder LGM as part of a deal revealed earlier this year.

GEFO LNG-powered tanker
Image: FKAB Marine

Both of the vessels will feature 14 cargo tanks and will be certified for Finnish/Swedish ice class, ICE 1A.

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