Malaysian shipowner MISC Group has taken delivery of Seri Cemara, the final of five MOSS-type liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier joins its sister vessels Seri Camellia, Seri Cenderawasih, Seri Cempaka and Seri Camar on long-term charter to Petronas, Malaysia’s oil and gas corporation.
The new generation of Seri C Class LNG carriers have the capability to call at all major LNG terminals worldwide as well as loading capability at floating LNG (FLNG) units, MISC said.
“Petronas is committed to deliver a safe and reliable supply of energy. It is therefore of utmost importance that we have access to the most reliable, safe and operationally efficient fleet of LNG carriers to serve the needs of our customers worldwide,” Petronas President & Group CEO, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, said at the naming ceremony.
“The new generation of carriers is highly significant for MISC as we forge ahead in fulfilling our vision to consistently provide better energy-related maritime solutions and services. This project is especially meaningful as it represents our commitment to exceed the expectation of our customers, conducting our business in a responsible and sustainable manner, as well as in ensuring optimum value creation over time,” Chairman of MISC Dato’ Ab Halim said.
The MOSS Type vessels have been built with an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS) which provides a continuous cover enclosure and shields four separate spherical tanks.
The vessels are installed with pre-swirl duct and Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF) that are able to provide around 4 percent energy savings at design draft, along with an X-twister rudder for improved maneuvering performance, according to MISC.
Other green technology features of the vessel include the installation of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for the diesel generator to comply with the latest IMO Tier III requirement and the Ozone Ballast Water Treatment System. They will be powered by an Ultra Steam Turbine (UST) plant.
The vessels, to be designated with ECO Notation, can operate entirely on LNG for full compliance with existing and impending Sulphur Emissions Control Area (SECA) regulations.
The delivery of Seri Cemara brings the current number of MISC’s LNG fleet to 29 vessels.