ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the shipping and maritime logistics arm of ADNOC, is currently deploying five newbuild Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC). Built at Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China, the vessels will be owned and operated by AW Shipping, a joint venture with Wanhua Chemical Group.
The five 86,000m3 capacity VLGCs, Al Ain, Zakher, Rabdan, Al Salam and Baynounah, have dual-fuel engine technology and use LPG as their primary fuel source, making them among the lowest-emission vessels of this type.
AW Shipping will own and operate the VLGCs, transporting LPG cargoes sourced from ADNOC and other global suppliers to Wanhua’s manufacturing bases in China and around the world. AW Shipping was formed in 2020 to support a 10-year LPG supply contract, signed in 2018 between ADNOC and Wanhua.
Jiangnan Shipyard, which constructed the VLGCs, is also building a number of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for ADNOC L&S. These are scheduled for delivery in 2025 and 2026.