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TGE Marine signs contracts for ethane carriers

LNG Industry,

TGE Marine Gas Engineering has signed contracts for one firm and three optional vessels for the design and supply of the cargo handling systems, high pressure fuel gas systems including LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel tanks and tank material packages for ethane/ethylene carriers.

The contracts were signed on 9th January with Jiangnan Shipyard Group, for the 35 000 m3 capacity carriers. The vessels were ordered by Navigator Gas Ltd and are due to be delivered in 2016.

TGE Marine has worked closely with Jiangnan Shipyard on the development of this new eco design based on slow speed dual fuel main engines. The ship is a 3-tank version with a maximum individual tank size of over 12 000 m3 and will be the world’s largest type C tank based gas carrier. TGE Marine is currently developing conceptual designs for even larger ethane carriers.

“We are delighted to have, once again, successfully worked together with Jiangnan Shipyard and Navigator Gas on this series of new ships, which may create a new type of commodity trade for large quantities of ethane from the US to Europe or Asia,” commented TGE Marine CEO, Manfred Küver.

“TGE Marine and Jiangnan Shipyard have worked on joint projects for more than 25 years with a proven track record of 20 gas carriers being finalised and 10 under construction for the international markets,” Küver concluded.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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