Japan’s shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) held yesterday the naming ceremony for its newbuilding LNG carrier, the Greenergy Ocean, for CNOOC Gas & Power Singapore Trading & Marketing, wholly-owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group).

The vessel which is the first in a series of six newbuilding LNG carriers will serve China National Offshore Oil Corporation.

The vessel was named Greenergy Ocean as “Greenergy” is a coined word combining “Green” and “Energy,” and conveys the desire to contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society through safe, reliable transport of LNG.

This is the first vessel to be launched under a long-term charter contract for six newbuilding LNG carriers for CNOOC signed in January 2022, jointly owned by MOL, CNOOC, and COSCO SHIPPING LNG Investment (Shanghai).

After delivery at the end of May, the vessel will transport LNG procured by the CNOOC Group from all over the world, mainly to China.

The remaining five vessels are scheduled to be delivered in succession between 2024 and 2026.