Tag: <span>Ethane</span>

World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched
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World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched

The world’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier (VLEC), the ABS-classed Pacific Ineos Belstaff, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard. The first of an order of four of the largest VLECs ever commissioned, the 99,000 cbm dual-fuel vessel is designed for long haul ethane transportation but can also handle other liquified gas cargoes...

HHI opts for Wärtsilä cargo handling system for VLECs
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HHI opts for Wärtsilä cargo handling system for VLECs

The Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea has ordered the complete Wärtsilä cargo handling system design for two new 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) currently under construction, with an option for a third vessel. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2020. The tailormade cargo handling system will comprise a...

ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier
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ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for its 165,000 CBM Jumbo Ethane/Ethylene carrier design. Under this design, the IMO Type B cargo tanks would be constructed out of High Manganese Austenitic Steel (Hi-MN Steel), which DSME says is more cost competitive than Ni alloy steel as well...

MOL and COSCO commit to LNG and Ethane projects
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MOL and COSCO commit to LNG and Ethane projects

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation, a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Corporation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further the joint cooperation between the two organisations for future LNG carrier projects and Ethane carrier projects. MOL and CSET have established a strong and extensive partnership for more than ten years....

Very large ethane carrier design receives AiP from DNV GL
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Very large ethane carrier design receives AiP from DNV GL

DNV GL has awarded Chinese shipyard Jiangnan with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a 93,000-cubic meter (cbm) very large ethane carrier, Panda E. The ethane carrier will utilise GTT’s reinforced Mark III cargo containment system with a design temperature of minus 104 degrees centigrade. The design feature four standard cargo holds...

Dual-fuel LNG engine converted to ethane
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Dual-fuel LNG engine converted to ethane

A slow-speed marine diesel engine has been successfully converted to operate on ethane as a fuel. The ABS-classed Navigator Aurora underwent conversion of its main engine from a MAN B&W 6S50ME-C8.2-GI dual fuel heavy fuel oil (HFO)/liquefied natural gas (LNG) burning engine, to a dual fuel HFO/ethane 6S50ME-C-GIE engine at Frederikshavn in Denmark. The conversion,...