G2 Ocean is expanding its carrying capacity by adding two more ammonia-ready 82,300 dwt Open Hatch vessels to its fleet. CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Longxue will build the vessels which will be delivered in 2026.
According to the company, following its commitment to only purchase newbuilt vessels with zero-emission technology, Grieg signed a contract in May 2023 with the shipyard CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Longxue which included two firm plus two optional 82,300 deadweight tonne (dwt) ammonia-ready open hatch vessels. Last week, Grieg exercised its option for the two additional vessels. All four vessels will be delivered to G2 Ocean’s pool in 2026.
With this expansion, G2 Ocean is increasing its carrying capacity and further demonstrating its commitment to providing flexible and sustainable shipping solutions to our customers.
…said Arthur English, Chief Executive Officer at G2 Ocean.
Equipped with duel-fuel engines, 120 metric tonnes crane capacity, tween decks, a battery package to make peak-shaving a possibility and shore power options, the Chinese-built vessels will be the largest, most environmentally friendly, and technologically advanced carriers in the G2 Ocean fleet.
The design and size of the vessels make them very flexible, allowing us to meet the requirements of our customers worldwide. With this delivery, we are also able to take another important step on our decarbonisation journey and our target of becoming net-zero by 2050.
…Arthur English said.
To remind, on 1st June 2023, Norway’s Grieg Maritime Group contracted CSSC-affiliated Huangpu Wenchong Longxue yard for up to four ammonia-ready 82,300 dwt open hatch vessels.