I like technology monsters. It brings out the little boy in me which is in awe before anything that’s just BIG. But the business man in me immediately kicks in and asks how commercially attractive those vessels can be. How many terminals are there to be served? Ask the Qataris how they feel with their Q-Max’s and why they have not built more of them. On the other side, they would make great hulls for floating terminals. So, I honestly wish them luck with this venture – they will need every bit of it.
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard and Classification society DNV GL have signed an agreement for a joint development project (JDP) for a new 270,000 m3 LNG carrier – the largest ever ship of this type. The agreements were signed recently at LNG2019 in Shanghai between Hudong-Zhonghua General Manager Chen Jun and DNV GL’s Regional Manager for Greater China, Norbert Kray.