Hull No. SN4129, being built under SMC Supervision, is the second unit from the series of 3 x 174,000 m3 LNG Carriers ordered by Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
All vessels in the series are classed by ABS and will be built to Singapore flag requirements.
Due to lack of space in SHI Geoje Shipyard, fabrication of Giga- Blocks takes place mainly in SHI’s facility in Rongcheng, China, under SMC Supervision. The Giga- blocks are transported from China on board a heavy lift vessel. After arrival in SHI Geoje Shipyard on 25th September Giga block B11VC was placed in #3 drydock via floating crane. Giga block B15VC arrived 2 weeks later and was securely moored alongside the quay.
On Saturday 21st October 2017 Giga block B11VC was floated out of #3 drydock, coinciding with the launching of a very large container vessel.
Once the container vessel was clear, B15VC was floated into #3 drydock, followed by B11VC. The dock was then emptied leaving both Giga blocks in position to continue construction of SN2149 under SMC Supervision. Giga block B11VC has a length of 83m, B15VC 84.3m, combined total length of both blocks contain all of #4, #3, #2 Cargo Tanks and 50% of #1 Cargo Tank.
Delivery of SN2149 is scheduled for 30th November 2018.