Schulte Marine Concept (S.M.C) has made great strides towards the expansion of their services in China this year. This was achieved with the securement of a plan approval and site supervision contract for a 7,500 cbm LNG bunkering vessel with expected delivery in 2020.
LNG bunkering vessels are developed from a tailormade design to meet the demands of LNG bunkering carried out at sea; a more efficient operation when compared to the conventional method that requires a vessel to call at port and use shore LNG infrastructure.
Additionally, S.M.C has signed a new agreement with the Bank of Communication Financial Leasing, China, for the provision of plan approval and site supervision services for two 82,000 dwt bulk carriers, constructed in Chengxi Shipyard in China and expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
For S.M.C this is another step towards becoming a technical consultant and business partner for non-shipping companies that enter the ship owning sector with newbuilding projects. Thus far, S.M.C has provided its services to several financial institutions, such as ICBC Leasing and CDB Financial Leasing.