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Wärtsilä celebrates completion of two LEG carriers

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The first two vessels in a series of five liquid ethylene gas (LEG) carriers, which feature complete cargo handling systems designed and delivered by Wärtsilä, have been completed and named. The series includes 2 x 17000 m3 and 3 x 22000 m3 LEG carriers.

The vessels were built by CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. Ltd (CIMC SOE) in China. The naming and delivery ceremonies for the two 17000 m3 vessels took place on 28 March.

As mentioned previously, 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. Also included is the 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.

“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,” commented Timo Koponen, Vice President, Processing Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

“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,” commented Gao WenBao, CEO, CIMC SOE.

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