Anthony Veder has announced that a naming ceremony has been held for two LNG-powered sea vessels, which will carry liquid ethylene gas (LEG) from SABIC’s Wilton facility on Teesside, UK, to manufacturing plants in North-West Europe and Scandinavia.
The LNG-powered ships will drastically reduce Nox and Sox emissions compared to the vessels they are replacing.
SABIC’s European Supply Chain Director of Chemicals, Wouter Vermijs, said: “We are proud to be the first chemical company in the world to be transporting our products on carriers running on LNG and to have an innovative partner in Anthony Veder.”
The cost of the vessels’ additional LNG investment has been partly funded from the European Union's TEN-T programme, which seeks to ensure Europe has a well-run transport infrastructure in order to maintain the continent’s competitiveness and wealth.
“We are delighted that SABIC has chosen Anthony Veder as its partner in the development of a new greener way to transport materials around the globe. By demonstrating their commitment to using LNG-powered vessels, SABIC and Anthony Veder are leading and embracing this cutting-edge technology. They could be at the forefront of opening up a whole new sector of sea-going transport”, said Anthony Veder CEO, Jan Valkier.
The vessels were officially named by Mrs A. Beck-Kruisinga and Mrs A. Ruigt-Weijman as partners of SABIC-managers at the ceremony.
“We are delighted to welcome the Coral Star and Coral Sticho into Teesport. The arrival of these industry leading LNG-fuelled vessels on Teesside demonstrates a significant commitment by SABIC to the industry and ultimately the River Tees”, said Jerry Hopkinson, Managing Director at ports operator PD Ports.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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