MISC Berhad (“MISC”), a world leading energy related maritime solutions and services provider today held the naming and delivery ceremony of its new LNG carrier, Seri Camellia. The 150,200 CBM Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) carrier is the first in a series of five MOSS-Type LNG carriers ordered from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (“HHI”) by MISC. Upon their delivery, these new LNG Carriers will be chartered to PETRONAS for the next 15 years.
The naming ceremony was graced by the presence of Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, Chairman of PETRONAS and was officiated by his wife and the vessel’s Lady Sponsor, Y. Bhg. Puan Sri Dato’ Wan Noorlina Wan Hussin at the HHI Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.
It is a historic occasion for MISC as Seri Camellia will be part of the new generation of the Seri C Class LNG fleet, comprising MOSS-Type vessels that provide a more robust and superior cargo containment system and ensuring a higher degree of operational flexibility for MISC to operate in harsh meteorological conditions.
Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, Chairman of PETRONAS remarked “Today’s naming ceremony of Seri Camellia is a momentous occasion that celebrates PETRONAS’ long collaborative partnership with MISC. As one of the world’s leading players in the production and manufacturing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), it is imperative for PETRONAS to ensure that we are able to deliver safe and reliable supply of energy to power millions of homes around the world.”
“I am proud to note that over the years, we have witnessed MISC’s commitment and reliability in supporting PETRONAS’ business aspirations. I am confident that the delivery of Seri Camellia today will strengthen MISC’s leadership position in the global LNG transportation business,” Tan Sri Sidek added.
“MISC strives to fulfill 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,” said Mr. Yee Yang Chien, President/CEO of MISC.
Mr. Yee Yang Chien added, “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. The naming and delivery of Seri Camellia is a major milestone for MISC in our journey towards sustainable LNG shipping and will strengthen our leading position in the global LNG shipping business.”
Source: MISC Berhad
Photo Caption : The Seri Camellia, MISC’s new LNG Carrier