Evergas launches the largest ethane carrier in the world
Evergas has announced that the first 85.000cbm VLEC was successfully undocked in China and will be delivered in the first quarter of 2019, the company said in its press release.
Following the successful undocking of the first VLEC, the steel cutting of the second vessel was celebrated in the workshop of the leading Chinese shipyard, DSIC and shows strong commitment to the emerging ethane market.
These two VLECs will be delivered to INEOS Trading & Shipping to add to their existing fleet of eight Dragon class vessels, which will enable INEOS to grow their global ethane delivery capability. These VLECs will be managed commercially and operationally in-house by Evergas, a leading first-class operator within the transportation of liquefied gas ensuring safe and flexible operations for its range of customers.
With the insight to the market, innovative technical solution and strong belief in Chinese manufacturing capacity, JACCAR, EVERGAS and our partners dare to be the first to make things happen.
JACCAR and EVERGAS are dedicated to build the “Maritime Gas Silk Road” which will provide the maritime midstream comprehensive solution for trade & transportation service, bridging the resource in US and demand in China.
Ethane is used to make ethylene – one of the world’s most important chemical building blocks. Ethylene is an important raw material used to make products for a wide variety of industrial and consumer markets such as transportation, electronics, textile and construction.
Evergas is a leading first-class operator within the transportation of liquefied gas ensuring safe and flexible operations for its range of customers. Its modern and effective fleet is represented within the carriage of LNG, ethane, LPG and petrochemical gases such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene and VCM. Evergas currently transports ethane for INEOS from US to Europe on 8 advanced multi-gas carriers.
About JACCAR Group
JACCAR is a maritime conglomerate operating more than 500 vessels and led by Jacques de Chateauvieux. The group controls Bourbon, a world leader in the offshore service sector. The group has invested heavily in vessel construction in China and have taken delivery of over 250 vessels from own yard. Primary focus of the group is within the oil & gas industry.