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MHI receives order for very large LPG Carrier for Astomos Energy

 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.,MHI, has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.The order marks the very first to be received by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding since the company’s launch on October 1. The LPG carrier on order is identical to the four vessels Astomos Energy has already ordered to MHI since 2013.The ship provides the world’s highest level of energy-saving performance, flexibility to accommodate major LPG terminals around the globe, and specifications suited to passage through the newly expanding Panama Canal. Completion and delivery are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.The LPG carrier newly ordered to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding will measure 230.0 meters (m) in length overall (LOA), 36.6m in width and 11.1m in draft, with gross tonnage of 48,300 tons (t) and deadweight tonnage of 51,100t. It will have capacity to carry up to 83,000 cubic meters (m3) of LPG. The adoption of MHI’s  hull design and other features will provide the carrier with superlative fuel efficiency and outstanding adaptability to the diverse connecting conditions of the world’s LPG terminals. The ship will also be equipped with the industry’s most advanced systems, including mooring arrangement, to ...

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BV to class first ethane-powered ships

 Bureau Veritas is classing the first ethane-powered ship. JS Ineos Insight is the first of a series of eight 27,500 cu m multi-gas Dragon-class vessels being built at Sinopacific, China, for Denmark’s Evergas. The vessel was named on July 14th and is configured for transport of ethane, LPG or LNG. It has options for ethane, LNG and conventional diesel power.Martial Claudepierre, Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas says:“The ability to burn ethane as well as LNG to power these unique vessels is a major step forward in the use of clean fuels. It means the vessels can use cargo gas during transits to provide a clean and clear commercial and environmental advantage. We have worked with Evergas and the Danish Maritime Authority to verify and ensure that the use of ethane is at least as safe as required by the IGC and will not impair the engine compliance with MARPOL Annex VI.” The Dragon vessels were originally designed with a dual-fuel LNG/diesel power utilising two 1,000 cu m LNG tanks on deck powering two Wärtsilä 6L20 DF main engines with a total of 2,112 kW power and two shaft generators with total 3.600 kW power. The ability to also burn ethane was ...

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Chinese tankers carry US shale gas to Europe

  Two gas tankers built by the Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering were named last week, and will soon be shipping shale gas to Europe from the United States, China Daily reports.  The ships will join an eventual eight-strong fleet of tankers operated by Swiss-headquartered petrochemical manufacturer Ineos Group Ltd, which will carry 800,000 tons of shale gas annually from the US to its European manufacturing plants. Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos' founder and chairman, said the $1 billion project will help revolutionize the European chemicals industry by reducing both feedstock and energy costs. "Bringing US shale gas to Europe is a huge undertaking, involving Ineos experts from across the globe. To see these two ships finally completed here in China means that this vast project will soon be fully operational." Simon Liang, Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering's chairman and CEO, said more than 2,000 people had been involved in the building of the two "Dragon Class" ships, each of which required about one-million man hours of work. Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations. Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and interest has spread to ...

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