Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering has announced it has launched a 7,500 cbm-capacity LNG bunkering vessel for Avenir LNG.
In a brief social media post, the Chinese shipyard published several images of the vessel, named Avenir Aspiration, entering the water.
As previously reported, Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering was contracted to build two 7,500 cbm-capacity LNG carriers after Avenir LNG cancelled options to build third and fourth vessels at Keppel Nantong ‘by mutual agreement’ in April 2019.
Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering is also currently building two 20,000 cbm-capacity LNG carriers for Avenir LNG.
In addition to the six vessels under construction, Avenir LNG is currently constructing a 10,600 cbm LNG terminal in Oristano, in which it holds an 80% equity stake, on the west coast of Sardinia, Italy.
In a social media post earlier this week, EPC contractor for the project Gas and Heat Spa – which also holds a 10% stake in the terminal - announced it had achieved ‘mechanical and electrical completion’.