ADNOC expands shipping fleet with five Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC)

Abu Dhabi, April 13 (BNA): ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the shipping and marine logistics arm of ADNOC, today announced the deployment of five new-built LNGL carriers.

The gas tankers were built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China, and will be owned and operated by AW Shipping, a joint venture between ADNOC L&S and Wanhua Chemical Group (Wanhua), the Emirates News Agency reported.

With natural gas playing a critical role as a low-carbon-intensive fuel for the energy transition, VLGCs, which transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), will provide ADNOC L&S greater flexibility to meet the growing global demand for gas.

The five VLGCs (Al Ain, Zakher, Rabdan, Al Salam and Baynunah), each with a capacity of 86,000 cubic metres, have dual fuel engine technology and use LPG as the primary fuel source, making them among the lowest carbon emission vessels. This type.

Capt. Abdulkarim Al-Masabi, CEO of ADNOC L&S and Chairman of AW Shipping, said the addition of these new low-emission vessels to ADNOC L&S’ growing fleet of more than 800 owned, operated and chartered vessels marks another significant achievement. As we enhance our ability to benefit from the growing global demand for energy.

“Natural gas plays an increasingly important role in the global energy landscape, and ADNOC L&S is expanding its gas fleet to serve customer demand, while reducing the carbon intensity of our vessels.”

AW Shipping will own and operate VLGCs, transporting LPG cargoes sourced from ADNOC and other global suppliers to Wanhua’s manufacturing bases in China and around the world. AW Shipping was established in 2020 to support a 10-year LPG supply contract, signed in 2018 between ADNOC and Wanhua.

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