Sinopacific delivers first two LEG carriers

The first two vessels in a series of five liquid ethylene gas (LEG) carriers have been named and delivered at CIMC Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering (CIMC SOE) in China.

Built for a Chinese ship owner, the two 17,000-cubic-metre vessels are fitted with Wärtsilä cargo-handling systems.

The systems include a reliquefaction plant for ethylene, ethane, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and various petrochemical cargoes.

The transfer system includes the cargo pumps with the control, monitoring and safety system.

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

The series also includes three 22,000-cubic-metre LEG carriers.

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