Two LNG carriers are going to be added to the fleet of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC).
The vessels, each with a capacity of carrying 40,000 cubic metres gas, will be used to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the country’s first LNG Import Terminal in Maheshkhali Island in Cox’s Bazar.
A non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with a Chinese company during a meeting at the Shipping Ministry on Tuesday.
BSC Managing Director Commodore M Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan and Chinese Institute of Marine and Offshore Engineering HB Company Limited General Manager Yan Jun signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides.
Work on the two LNG vessels will complete in 18 months from the date of signing the main deal, said Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, who was present at the meeting.