We are pleased to announce that Evergas and JHW Engineering & Contracting have entered into an agreement for the construction of four option two INEOS MAX 32,000M3 liquefied ethane/ethylene carriers.
The INEOS MAX 32,000M3 liquefied ethane/ethylene carriers are expected to carry a range of innovative features specifically tailored for safe, environmentally friendly and efficient operations. The cargo capacity has been increased more than 10% by optimizing the design of cargo tanks as well as layout of ship, without changing the main dimensions compared to the latest designs of 27,500 M3 class gas carriers. The dual fuel propulsion flexibility including LNG and ethane and the optimized ECO hull design will significantly reduce emissions, and the ballast water treatment system will protect the sea water environment. To document the green vessel profile the vessels will receive Clean ship notation, Green Passport, EEDI phase III compliance, etc.
The INEOS MAX 32,000M3 carriers will be delivered to Evergas from first quarter of 2018 onwards and will be built at a selected shipyard in China.
The four option two INEOS MAX 32,000M3 liquefied ethane/ethylene carriers will release the LNG transportation capacity of the existing Dragon series of 27,500M3 LNG carriers. Till today, three of total eight 27,500M3 LNG carriers have been delivered to Evergas for bringing US ethane from shale gas to INEOS’ manufacturing sites in Europe, with five vessels remaining. With delivery of the INEOS MAX, the 27,500M3 LNG carriers will be available for trade on the growing mid-size LNG transportation market.