FIRST W-MAX GAS TANKER DELIVERED TO ‘K’ LINE

May 26, 2022 | Shipbuilding & ship repair news

Japanese operator ‘K’ Line has taken delivery of a new W-Max Class LNG Carrier from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding group, which was ordered for a long-term charter to Petronas LNG.

The ship, named Lagenda Suria is the first of two new-building vessels for the Petronas charter, the second will be named Lagenda Serenity in June 2022. The two vessels will engage in transport of LNG from Malaysia (Bintulu) to Shenergy in China.

‘Lagenda’ is a Malay word for ‘legend’ and ‘Suria’ means ‘Sun’. According to ‘K’ Line, the word Lagenda signifies the new iconic industry standard for the pace of procurement and chartering with the first W-Max design, Suria and Serenity signify the clean energy source of which the vessels will dedicatedly supply LNG to Shanghai to light up the city and for a sustainable and peaceful future. ‘K’ Line regards the LNG carrier business as one of the top priority area for driving growth.

The new vessels are 239.4m in overall length, and are fitted with membrane type tanks of 79,958m3 capacity. Main engines are of the WinGD dual-fuel low pressure X-DF design .

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