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New LPG dual fuel very large gas carrier ordered for Borealis by IINO

January 21/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Borealis AG (Borealis) and IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.(IINO) are delighted to announce the order for a 91,000 CBM Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea, as per Borealis press release.

The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dual fuel VLGC, set for delivery in the first quarter of 2023, is committed on time charter to Borealis.

This ship is IINOs second VLGC with a LPG dual fuel engine. LPG as a fuel reduces emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), particulate matter (PM), sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) compared to conventional heavy fuel oil. In addition, DSMEs unique Shaft Generator Motor (SGM) system is to be fitted on the ship. The SGM enables the generation of electric-power from the LPG dual fuel engine during navigation and contributes to lower fuel/lubricant oil consumption and lower emissions.

This innovative shipping solution will support Borealis future sourcing of feedstock for their , currently under construction. Borealis looks forward to the partnership with IINO to develop and operate a safe, environmentally friendly and reliable, VLGC shipping solution, based on the latest technology.

IINO has been engaged in LPG Shipping with local and overseas LPG Charterers, End-users and Traders for many years based on medium to long term contracts. This year, IINO has set the target of reducing 40% Green House Gas emissions per transport unit in its operating ships by 2030 compared to 2008. The additional eco-friendly VLGC would be an important step to achieve a sustainable society.

Borealis is one of the worlds leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries.

As MRC reported earlier, Borealis has fully resumed production at its steam cracker in Stenungsund, Sweden. Thus, the cracker with the capacity of 625,000 mtyear of ethylene was restarted on 15-17 January, 2021. Meanwhile, the status of the force majeure on the products from this cracker remains unclear at the moment. Force majeure at Stenungsund was declared after a fire started at the cracker on 10 May last year. A restart of the cracker was initially planned for the fourth quarter of 2020, a Borealis spokesperson told OPIS in September.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's DataScope report, PE imports to Russia decreased in January-November 2020 by 17% year on year and reached 569,900 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest reduction in imports. At the same time, PP imports into Russia increased by 21% year on year to about 202,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.

Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Borealis currently employs around 6,500 and operates in over 120 countries.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Europe, PP, PE, homopolymer PP, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, gas processing, petrochemistry, Borealis, Russia, Sweden, South Korea.
Category:General News
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