Selected Shipyard for Construction of CNG Optimum

CIMC Raffles

In July 2019, GEV entered into a Letter of Intent with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to build the CNG Optimum 200MMscf ship. GEV and CIMC Raffles will now work towards a binding shipbuilding Engineering, Procurement & Construction contract.

  • CIMC Raffles is a 100% subsidiary company of CIMC Group, which is an international corporation providing high-quality offshore equipment and contract services to clients all over the world. The core business includes EPC, repairing & conversion and technical service of offshore vessels, drilling rigs, production platforms, ocean farming, and offshore windmills.
  • CIMC ORIC and CIMC ENRIC will join in the CNG technical specification and construction process adding an experienced team that built the first CNG carrier in the world (for PLN in 2016).
  • CIMC ENRIC has over 40 years experience in pressure vessels and specialises in designing and manufacturing a complete solution of non-pipeline, industrial gas storage and transportation equipment which serves over a 1000 clients worldwide.

Yantai Construction Base

  • The Yantai Yard is one of 3 suitable shipyards operated by CIMC to build the CNG Optimum ships
  • One of China’s highest quality shipyards
  • A long history in the construction of offshore units and specialised ships
  • FPSO/FSO, Heavy lift vessels, Pipe-layer, PSV/Anchor-handlers
  • Four Research & Development Centers – 800 Engineers
  • Workforce: 4,000 Employees + Subcontractors
  • Steel fabrication capacity(tonnes/year): 159,500(Offshore)/214,000(Marine)
  • Area: 500,000m2, Quay Length: >3000m, 20000T Taisun Gantry Crane

Yantai Construction Base focuses on high-end offshore equipment EPC and commissioning

CIMC Yantai Offshore Engineering Institute

  • 93.5 billion RMB (~14.7 billion USD) turn-over in 2018 and ranked among top 100 Chinese enterprises by Fortune China
  • Global operations: 60,000 employees / 300+ subsidiaries / 20 countries
  • Public Company: Listed on Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges

CIMC Raffles – Global Presence


2019 Orderbook

Petrobras FPSO

  • The Petrobras P71 is the first mainstream FPSO contract awarded to CIMC Raffles.
  • The P-71 FPSO will have a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels and processing capacity of 150,000 barrels per day of oil.
  • It will handle up to 6 million cubic meters per day (210MMscf/d) of natural gas and be fitted with a spread-mooring system.

Wallenius SOL RoRo Vessels

  • Wallenius SOL RoRo Vessels are the biggest LNG powered NB RoRo and biggest ice-class vessels in the industry
  • Specially designed and built to Finnish/Swedish ice class 1A Super standards
  • 241.7 m long and 35.2 m wide, quipped with two Type C LNG tanks
  • Up to four new vessels are ordered and scheduled for delivery in 2021

Shell FPSO

  • Penguin FPSO is a cylindrical design with a processing capacity of 45,000 bbl/day.
  • It will be the first FPSO in the past 30 years that Shell has deployed in the North Sea.
  • This project is to be undertaken by COOEC and CIMC Raffles.

BP Tortue Platform

  • On October 2018, CIMC Raffles signed a FEED contract with BP for Tortue QU Platform (Ahmeyim Field) with the option to convert to an EPC Contract

Construction History

CategorySpecific ProductNo. Delivered
Drilling RigJack-up Rig9


Production UnitFloating Production Storage & Offloading / FSO

Jack-up Production Platform



Offshore Specialised VesselSemi-Sub Accommodation & Crane Vessel

Pipe Lay Vessel

Accommodation Barge

Fallpipe Vessel

Semi-Submersible Heavy Lift Vessel

Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel

Platform Supply Vessel