Wärtsilä Cargo Handling Systems Onboard LEG Carriers


On March 28, two LEG carriers which were built by Sinopacific with Wärtsilä solutions onboard were christened.

LEG carriers

The two vessel in the first series of five Liquid Ethylene Gas (LEG) carriers which have completed their cargo handling systems designed by the technology giant Wärtsilä, have been christened.

The series of vessels include 2 x 17000m3 and 3 x 22000m3 LEG carriers, and were built by CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. Ltd. (CIMC SOE) in China for a Chinese ship owner.

Vessel christened

The naming ceremony for the two 17000m3 vessels took place on Wednesday and the delivery ceremony for the first of these ships was held at the same time.

The delivery of the first of these vessels marks a significant occasion for the yard, which was successfully reorganised in August 2017 after filing for bankruptcy in 2016.

The two 17,000 m3 capacity carriers are fitted with cargo handling systems designed and produced by Wärtsilä. The systems include a reliquefaction plant for ethylene, ethane, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as well as for various petrochemical cargoes.

The vessel includes a transfer system comprising the cargo pumps together with the control, monitoring, and safety system. Wärtsilä provided site supervision during the construction of the vessels, as well as commissioning assistance, to ensure that the proper quality standards were achieved.

State-of-the art vessel

Timo Koponen, Vice President, Processing Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions said, “We have enjoyed a very close and successful relationship with CIMC SOE for many years, and we are delighted that the yard is now fully back in operation. The ships are fitted with state-of-the-art cargo handling systems to provide the efficiency required for modern gas carriers. We congratulate everyone involved on this happy occasion”.

Mr Gao WenBao, Chief Executive Officer, CIMC SOE said, “We have overcome many difficulties, but now we are celebrating the naming of the first two of the five carriers ordered and the delivery of the first one. We thank Wärtsilä for working with us to ensure a successful outcome”.

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Source: Wartsila


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