The first mega tank erection under the 1000 ton gantry crane in WOE today marks the successful construction for the world largest Type C tanks which are customized for the world first made 85,000cbm semi-refrigerated VLEC, also marks the team and the facility of WOE is ready to serve customers in the global gas market.
The loading capacity of one tank is up to 23,000cbm with the steel construction weight of 1,800 tons, since it adopts the world's most advanced Tri-lobe design which was done by in-house engineering team.Comparing with the traditional bi-lobe tank design, it offers 20% more loading capacity without changing the length and width of the vessel.
All the four tanks will be delivered and transported to DSIC Offshore for final installation in Nov of 2017, while the first 85,000cbm VLECs will delivered by the end of 2018 for bringing US ethane from shale gas to the ethylene cracker in China.
Besides for the VLECs, the mega tanks can also be equipped into the floating storage unit (FSU) for ethane export terminal in US to highly increase the liquefaction plant utilization. With the ethane export terminal in US and various size ethane/ethylene carriers, JACCAR is going to provide the maritime midstream comprehensive solution-export & transportation service to bridge the resource in US and demand in Asia and Europe. JACCAR is dedicated to build this “Maritime Gas Silk Road” as the echoes with the Belt and Road Initiative of Chinese government.