The ethylene carrier segment has grown during the last years, from small size vessels to handy size, and now also includes a large-scale carrier purpose built for ethane trading.
Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Systems has become the largest supplier of complete cargo handling systems for vessels in this segment, covering the whole range of sizes requested in the market today. These vessels are known for their flexibility and can trade multiple types of cargoes from gas to chemicals. Deliveries also include carriers with LNG capacity and dual-fuel propulsion.
An increasing supply of ethane has created a new segment of shipping, namely the trade of ethane as feedstock to the petrochemical industry on a large scale. Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Systems is also delivering complete cargo handling system to these very large ethane carriers.