NS Pioneer was built in 2023 by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) for CNOOC, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation. The tanker has a carrying capacity of 155,000 deadweight tons (DWT), a length of 279 meters, and a width of 48 meters. It is equipped with a dynamic positioning (DP) system, which allows it to operate in offshore waters with limited visibility. The NS Pioneer is currently serving in the Brazilian oil fields of Mero and Buzios.


Here are some of the features of the NS Pioneer that make it the world’s largest DP shuttle tanker:

  • Carrying capacity: 155,000 DWT
  • Length: 279 meters
  • Width: 48 meters
  • Dynamic positioning (DP) system
  • Tier III emissions standards
  • Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase II

The NS Pioneer is a significant milestone in the development of DP shuttle tankers. It is the first DP shuttle tanker to be built to the latest technical specifications of Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company. The tanker is also the first DP shuttle tanker to be equipped with a Tier III emissions system. This makes it one of the most environmentally friendly tankers in the world.

The NS Pioneer is a powerful and versatile tanker that is well-suited for operations in deepwater oil fields. It is a significant achievement for CSIC and CNOOC, and it is a testament to the growing capabilities of the Chinese shipbuilding industry.

According to the Internet