Two LNG powered LEG carriers named

Anthony Veder said the naming ceremony was held for two LNG powered liquefied ethylene gas carriers that will carry LEG from SABIC’s Wilton facility on Teesside to manufacturing plants in North-West Europe and Scandinavia. 

Coral Star and Coral Sticho were built by Avic Dinheng Shipbuilding in China and chartered to SABIC Europe.

The new ships, with a cargo capacity of 4.768 m3, will reduce NOx emissions by over 85%, with SOx and soot particles reduced by nearly 100% and C02 by 20%, according to Anthony Veder.

The cost of the vessels additional LNG investment of the vessels has been partly funded from the European Union’s TEN-T programme, which seeks to ensure Europe has a well-run transport infrastructure in order to maintain the continent’s competitiveness and wealth.


LNG World News Staff; Image: Anthony Veder