New building orders and timecharter contracts
07.09.2015Solvang ASA and partners have signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea, for the construction of two 78.700 cbm LPG carriers.
The vessels will be Panamax VLGC vessels, with the feature of being able to transit both new and old Panama canal. Solvang currently has 50% of the existing global Panamax VLGC fleet. The new vessels are scheduled for delivery in Q2 and Q3 2017. Solvang will be managing owner and the vessels will be placed into one of the existing shipowning companies where Solvang has 30% ownership. Both vessels will upon delivery from yard enter 10 year timecharter contracts to an Oilmajor.
Making Heavy Fuel Oil Clean
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) combined with previous measures reduces NOx emissions from heavy fuel oil by up to 80 % in a typical LPG tanker. The concept is a potential game changer for Norwegian domestic shipping.
The greenest and most fuel efficient VLGC ever
Solvang’s new-builds (84k cbm) at Hyundai Heavy Industries are two of the most fuel efficient LPG carriers ever built, in addition they are some of the world’s largest ships for transporting liquefied petroleum gas.