SMC is pleased to report delivery of LPGC “ARCTIC GAS”, hull No. S4054, from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, Korea. The vessel is the 3rd and last option vessel of a series of totally seven (4 +3 optional) 22,000 cbm LPG carriers, ordered by Ultragas International S.A and follows the sisters ATLANTIC GAS, ADRIATIC GAS, BALEARIC GAS, CELTIC GAS, BERING GAS and PACIFIC GAS which were previously delivered between 2014 and 2017.
Principal particulars: LOA = 159.7 m, B = 26.6 m, D = 17.4 m, max DWT 24,828 mt on 11.05 m scantling draught. Propelled by MAN B&W 6S50ME-C8.2 developing 6,579 KW at NCR, the vessel will operate at a service speed of 16 knots.
The Danish flagged vessels are classed under Lloyd’s Register (LRS), with following characters:
+100A1, Liquefied Gas Carrier, Ship Type 2G, ShipRight(ACS(B)), +LMC, UMS, LI, *IWS, “ShipRight(BWMP(S,T),SCM)”,+Lloyd’sRMC(LG), GreenPassport
Apart from Propane and Butane Mixtures, the vessel is also suitable for carriage of most other C3/C4 hydrocarbons as well as VCM and Anhydrous Ammonia with a maximum pressure of 5.3 bar, minimum temperature -52°C and maximum specific gravity of 972 Kg/m3. The reliquefaction plant features economizers and vent gas coolers, which apart from improving the COP will also allow to load commercial LPG mixtures with higher content of incondensibles and thus increases the versatility and efficient operation of the vessels.
The vessel sailed from shipyard on January 18 at 13:00 and is expected to carry out gas trials in Yeosu from January 23 to 25.