China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) and two partners are working to develop a new multi-fuel electric LNG carrier designed to deliver significant greenhouse gas savings and adopt future decarbonisation technologies.

The shipyard is working with technology group Wartsila and classification society ABS.

Wartsila said the LNG carrier is designed to be “highly flexible”.

The design is being optimised around a compact, electrified, integrated, and efficient propulsion power solution that will lead to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions immediately, the company said.