Steel cutting of the 5th VLOC in Yangzi Xinfu10月 16, 2017
Delivery of 7,500 LT FDD in Chengxi10月 26, 2017
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.