MISC Berhad Adds Its Fourth Moss-Type LNG Carrier
MISC Group, a world leading energy related maritime solutions and services provider has today taken delivery of Seri Camar, the fourth in a series of five MOSS-Type Seri C Class Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers. The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier has been built for MISC by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), and benefits from an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS) with four spherical tanks shielded by a continuous cover, fortifying the vessel to allow for operation in even the harshest marine environments. Seri Camar joins her sister MOSS-Type newbuilds Seri Cenderawasih, Seri Camellia and Seri Cempaka on long-term charter to PETRONAS. MISC’s Fourth MOSS-Type LNG Carrier, the Seri Camar
Owned by MISC, the Malaysian-flagged vessel was delivered at a naming ceremony held at the HHI yard in Ulsan, South Korea, attended by PETRONAS Executive Vice President & CEO Upstream, Y. Bhg. Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib and his wife, Lady Sponsor to the vessel, Y. Bhg. Datin Mariani Ibrahim.
The naming and delivery ceremony today was also attended by MISC’s Chairman, Y. Bhg. Dato’ Ab. Halim Mohyiddin, MISC’s President/Group CEO, Mr. Yee Yang Chien, the President & CEO of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) Mr. Hwan-Goo Kang as well as management and representatives from PETRONAS, MISC and HHI. Speaking at the ceremony, Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib said, “Seri Camar demonstrates PETRONAS’ commitment to advancing its integrated LNG value chain with shipping solutions and innovative vessels. Together with its sister vessels, we look forward to maintaining our record in the safe and reliable delivery of LNG cargoes.” Mr. Yee Yang Chien, President/Group CEO of MISC, said, “We’re proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, growing from strength to strength to become one of the leading global providers of energy related maritime solutions and services.
As we move forward and determined to be Better, Faster and Stronger, capacity building continues to be the Group’s 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.” The MOSS-Type newbuilds are part of MISC’s long term fleet expansion programme and have been designed for worldwide trading capability to enable them to call at over 80 LNG receiving terminals and more than 26 liquefaction terminals in operation worldwide. Its robust and superior cargo containment system allows higher degree of flexibility for MISC to accommodate cargo loading operation at Floating LNG (FLNG) unit. This positions MISC as the first shipowner in the world to have operation experience with an FLNG unit.