The Naming and Delivery Ceremony of LNG Carrier Dapeng Princess was Held in Shanghai
On February 18, 2023, the naming and delivery ceremony of the LNG carrier jointly invested by CLNG and Shenzhen Gas was held in Shanghai. Chen Qianwen, a member of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Vice Chairman of Shenzhen CPPCC, named the LNG carrier Dapeng Princess, with all genuine expectations and hopes, wishing it making new contributions to the lucid waters and lush mountains in Shenzhen and smooth sailing from here on.
The ceremony was attended by representatives from Shenzhen Gas, COSCO Shipping Energy, China Merchants Energy Shipping, CLNG, China Shipbuilding Trading, Hudong-Zhonghua, K-Line, ABS, CCS, GTT, Bank of China, Sinosure, as well as relevant authorities in Shenzhen and business partners, etc.
Dapeng Princess is built by Hudong-Zhonghua, supervised by K-Line and financed by Bank of China Shenzhen Branch. After delivery, it will be chartered to Hua'an on a fixed charter-period and managed by CLSICO, a specialized LNG ship management company under CLNG. The Shenzhen Gas LNG Transportation project was initiated at the end of 2020, with SBC signing with China Shipbuilding Trading and Hudong-Zhonghua in March 2021, construction starting in April 2021, docking in November 2021, undocking in June 2022, sea trials and gas trials completed in December 2022. This project marks the first successful cooperation between Shenzhen Gas and China Shipbuilding Group and the first time that a Greater Bay Area based city gas enterprise placing LNGC order on its own. A win-win partnership between CLNG and Shenzhen Gas on this project has also become a successful case of deepening cooperation between a state-owned and locally state-owned enterprise.
The delivery of Dapeng Princess will substantially alleviate the problem of natural gas reserve and shortage of shipping capacity in Shenzhen, further improve the capacity utilization rate of the gas reserve, safeguard the stable supply of natural gas in Shenzhen and ultimately better serve the low-carbon and high-quality development of Shenzhen and even Greater Bay Area.