Tag: <span>Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs)</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...

Høglund to supply automation and gas management systems for Tianjin VLECs
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Høglund to supply automation and gas management systems for Tianjin VLECs

Systems integration specialist Høglund has signed two more contracts with Jiangnan Shipyard and Babcock to supply Integrated Automation and Control Systems (IACS) and gas handling for two Tianjin Southwest Maritime-owned very large ethane carrier (VLEC) newbuilds. These new contracts represent the second time in less than a year that Høglund has been contracted by Jiangnan...

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...