This type of ship was independently developed by the Jiangnan Shipyard, which belongs to the south “Panda” series, to serve the long-distance transport of liquefied ethane.
Høglund has signed two more contracts with Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co Ltd and Babcock LGE to supply Integrated Automation and Control Systems (IACS) and Gas Handling for two Tianjin Southwest Maritime-owned very large ethane carrier (VLEC) newbuilds.
More than 911,000 barrels of ethane bound for Lianyungang, China on world’s largest VLEC. Orbit’s ethane export terminal at Nederland is one of only three in the U.S.
Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract for the supply of cargo handling and fuel supply system for two new 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC) being built at the SHI shipyard in South Korea.
Four new 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) ordered by Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical (STL) are to be built to ABS Class.
As Japanese shipowner, MOL is first ever to own VLEC. MOL and REHPL, a 100% subsidiary of RIL and based in Singapore agreed to co-owning of Six VLECs which are currently fully owned by REHPL.