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Steel Cutting for the First 85,000cbm VLEC


The steel-cutting for the first 85,000cbm VLEC successfully took place in Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore (DSIC Offshore) on 15th of June, 2017, which was ordered by JHW Engineering & Contracting (JHW).

Mr. Jacques de Chateauvieux,Chairman of JACCAR Group and JHW, Captain Adami Ulrich from Hartmann Group,technical partner of JHW, Mr Liu Zheng, Chairman of DSIC, and Mr Yang Zhizhong,General Manager of DSIC, as well as the representatives from financing leasinginstitutes, Sinosure, DNV-GL participated in this event. Meanwhile, as the enduser, representatives from INEOS, a world-class petrochemical enterprises, aswell as Singapore based SP chemicals and Shandong Wanda Group witness thesteel-cutting ceremony.

The VLEC will be equipped with FOUR cargo tanks, three of which are IMO Type CStar-trilobe tanks, MAN Dual-fuel engines and MAN Alpha Propellers. The carriers are expected to create several “FIRST TIMEs” as follows:
- FIRST TIME to apply the semi refrigerated solution to very large gas carriers;
- FIRST TIME for a gas carrier with Type C tanks can reach 85,000cbm;
- FISRT TIME for single Type C tank can reach more than 23,000cbm;
- FIRST TIME to choose Chinese shipyard to build VLEC.

This VLEC will be delivered at the beginning of 2019 to provide midstream services to build a maritime virtual pipeline from US to Asia across the ocean.

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