Dung Quat Shipyard’s first gas carrier launched hinh anh 1The LPG tanker (Photo: vtc.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Dung Quat Shipyard Company (DQS) has transferred its first locally-made LPG tanker to the Ho Chi Minh City-based Van Xuan Moi company.

The gas carrier was built under a contract between the sides signed last year. It is 60 metres long and 11 metres wide, capable of loading 1,200 cubic metres of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Previously, on October 23, the DQS launched at a dry dock the Vung Tau 05, one of two multi-functional ships ordered by the Vietnam - Russia joint venture Vietsovpetro through a 936-billion-VND (41.2 million USD) contract.

Each ship is 76 metres long and 17 metres wide, with loading and power capacity of 2,000 tonnes and 12,000 horsepower.

The Vung Tau 05 will be handed over to Vietsovpetro in December, while the Vung Tau 06 will be ready for transfer in late January 2018. -VNA