Anthony Veder debuts LEG gas carriers


Shipowner Anthony Veder has announced the naming of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ships in Teesside, UK.

The newbuildings will carry liquefied ethylene gas (LEG) from SABIC's Wilton facility on Teesside to manufacturing plants in Northwest Europe and Scandinavia. The chemicals will be used to make a range of items such as food packaging, PVC, detergents and adhesives.

The ships will drastically cut both sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions compared to the vessels they are replacing, said Anthony Veder, with the switch to alternative fuels such as LNG an identified solution by the shipowner to improve environmental performance.

The new ships have a cargo capacity of 4,768m³ and will reduce NOx emissions by over 85 per cent, with SOx and soot particles reduced by nearly 100 per cent and CO2 by 20 per cent.

The cost of the vessels additional LNG investment has been partly funded from the European Union's TEN-T program.

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