Contracts signed for next generation of Navigator Gas ethylene carriers
7 May 2012
On April 18th TGE Marine Gas Engineering signed the contracts for the design and supply of the cargo handling systems and tank material packages for up to 6 next generation ethylene carriers of 21,000 m3 capacity with Jiangnan Shipyard Group. The ships were ordered by Navigator Gas Ltd. and shall be delivered from April 2014 onwards, followed by one delivery every two months consecutively. Jiangnan Shipyard and TGE Marine have already successfully worked together in 1999/2000 on the delivery of a series of five 22,000 m3 vessels which are owned and operated by Navigator Gas.
In close co-operation with the owner, TGE Marine has developed this next generation of ethylene carriers with improved capacity and some further unique features.
Manfred Küver, TGE Marine’s CEO, commented: “We are extremely pleased to, once again, work together with Jiangnan Shipyard and Navigator Gas on this series of new ships. TGE Marine and Jiangnan Shipyard have worked on joint projects for more than 20 years with a proven track record of 20 gas carriers being finalised for the international markets.”