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Global shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has delivered the first of five liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers ordered by maritime solutions and services provider MISC Berhad (MISC).

Named Seri Camellia, the newly delivered MOSS-Type LNG vessel has a capacity of 150,200CBM.

Part of MISC’s long term fleet expansion initiative, all the vessels, once delivered, will be chartered to Petronas for a period of the next 15 years.

"The modernisation of our fleet enhances the vessel’s capability in delivering to our customers’ expectations ."

The latest delivery has brought MISC’s LNG fleet volume to 26 vessels.

MISC president and CEO Yee Yang Chien said: “MISC strives to fulfil our role in moving energy to build a better world and in this sense, we will continue to contribute significantly towards developing Maritime Malaysia as well as the global shipping industry.

“Capacity building is our primary focus to support this agenda, from fostering the dynamic talent of our seafaring professionals to modernising and expanding our fleet of vessels that is aligned with global standards in technology, safety and reliability.

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“The modernisation of our fleet enhances the vessel’s capability in delivering to our customers’ expectations as well as incorporates state-of-the-art and eco-friendly technologies that reinforce our commitment to operate responsibly and care for the maritime environment and operate responsibly.”

Designed to perform trading activities across all major LNG terminals in the world, Seri Camellia features an integrated hull structure (IHS) with four spherical tanks.

The vessel also features a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for its diesel generator to comply with the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Tier III requirement and the Ozone Ballast Water Treatment System.

MISC said that all the five new vessels, including Seri Camellia, will be powered by an ultra stream turbine (UST) plant and will be equipped with pre-swirl duct and Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF).

Image: Seri Camellia, MISC’s new LNG carrier. Photo: courtesy of MISC Berhad.