MISC Berhad celebrates the naming and delivery of its second MOSS-Type LNG Carrier

MISC Berhad’s Seri Cenderawasih, along with sister vessel, Seri Camellia, are part of the new generation of the Seri C Class LNG fleet of MOSS-Type vessels.

Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC Berhad), held the naming and delivery ceremony of its new LNG carrier, Seri Cenderawasih at the HHI Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. 

The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier is the second in a series of five MOSS-Type LNG carriers ordered from Hyundai Heavy Industries by MISC. Upon their delivery, these new LNG Carriers will be on a long-term charter to PETRONAS.

The MOSS-Type newbuilds are part of MISC’s long term fleet expansion programme to cater to the energy transportation needs of parent company and energy giant PETRONAS. 

Encik Md Arif Mahmood, Executive Vice President and CEO, Downstream Business of PETRONAS said: “The delivery of Seri Cenderawasih augurs well for PETRONAS’ long partnership with MISC. As one of the leading players in the global LNG business, it is imperative for PETRONAS to ensure that we deliver safe and reliable supply of energy to power hundreds of industries and millions of homes around the world.” 

Yee Yang Chien, President/Group CEO of MISC remarked: “The naming and delivery of Seri Cenderawasih marks another milestone for MISC in our journey towards sustainable LNG shipping and strengthening our leading position in the global LNG shipping business. MISC’s fleet modernisation efforts ensure that we maintain our agility with a fleet of young vessels and enhance our capability to fulfil our customers’ evolving expectations. These new vessels incorporate best-in-class and eco-friendly technologies, reinforcing our commitment to operate responsibly and care for the maritime environment.”

The new generation of LNG carriers incorporate state-of-the art technologies in various forms including the Integrated Hull Structure (IHS) with four spherical tanks shielded by the continuous cover, which improves the overall structural strength of the hull.

Additional green technology features adopted for these new carriers include energy efficiency, emissions reductions, biodiversity management and end-of-life disposal. These features also include the installation of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for the diesel generator to comply with the latest IMO Tier III requirement and the Ozone Ballast Water Treatment System. The carriers will be powered by an Ultra Stream Turbine (UST) plant, and installed with pre-swirl duct and Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF).

The delivery of Seri Cenderawasih brings the current number of MISC’s LNG fleet to 27 vessels. The remaining three vessels that are currently under construction in South Korea will be completed on a staggered basis and delivered to MISC in due course.