Zhonghua Shipbuilding delivered the world’s largest 18,600 cubic meter LNG bunkering vessel, to be named Gas Agility.
The vessel is 135 meters long and is equipped with innovative tank technologies such as the complete reliquefaction of boil-off gas to achieve zero vaporised gas loss.
The Gas Agility can bunker 23,000TEU LNG-powered container ships to sail 19,500 nautical miles, covering a round-trip voyage from Europe to the Far East.
It can also achieve high re-fuelling rates using environmental pressure differentials between the bunkering vessel and the receiving ship.
The ship also has a natural gas incineration tower (GCU) and a nitrogen generator, providing additional services like servicing any refrigeration systems, and gas purging.
It has also been installed with two full-rotation thrusters and a bow thruster, to carry out independent lateral berthing operations in windy weather. Moreover, it can realise “home delivery” to berth various LNG receiving ships independently.