The world’s first LNG-fuelled VLCC has begun its sea trial following successful underwater construction, according to shipbuilder Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co.

Dalian Shipbuilding, part of state-owned conglomerate China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), said on its website the 318,000-dwt vessel hit the water on Friday.

The VLCC is installed with a propulsion system provided by WinGD, also a CSSC subsidiary, and can be powered by both LNG and conventional oil-based fuels.