Babcock's LGE Division Secures LPG and Ammonia Contracts in China
Babcock's LGE Division Secures LPG and Ammonia Contracts in China

Babcock's LGE Division Secures LPG and Ammonia Contracts in China

  • 07-Feb-2024 11:56 AM
  • Journalist: Francis Stokes

Babcock's LGE business, recognized globally as a leader in marine liquefied gas solutions, has recently secured contracts to furnish its LPG and ammonia cargo handling systems, alongside fuel gas supply systems, as outlined in the company's official announcement. The awarded contracts encompass the provision of these systems for two mid-size LPG carriers destined for a Chinese shipyard customer and a European owner, in addition to six Very Large Ammonia Carriers (VLACs) slated for construction under the auspices of a Chinese shipyard customer and an Asian-based shipowner.

Anticipated to be commissioned between 2026 and 2027, these new vessels are poised to cater to the burgeoning demand for international long-haul transportation of LPG and ammonia. Leveraging Babcock's cutting-edge ecoVGC and ecoVLAC technology, these vessels are projected to deliver a host of commercial and operational advantages, thereby enhancing their utility and efficiency over their operational lifespan.

The upcoming vessels, scheduled for delivery between 2026 and 2027, are poised to meet the growing demand for international long-distance transportation of LPG and ammonia. They will be equipped with our ecoVGC® and ecoVLAC® technology, offering commercial and operational advantages that endure throughout the lifespan of these ships.

These recent contract victories represent significant progress, particularly in the realm of ammonia transportation, for Babcock’s LGE business. They signify a pivotal milestone in our technological strategy, as we wholeheartedly support the industry's transition towards achieving net-zero emissions.

This recent achievement follows a remarkable year for Babcock's LGE business in 2023, characterized by a string of successes. Notably, the business clinched contracts for over 40 projects and successfully delivered more than 50 projects during this period. These endeavors encompassed the design and supply of cargo handling and fuel gas supply systems tailored for the marine transportation of a diverse array of liquefied gases, including LNG, LPG, ethane, ammonia, and CO2. Importantly, these systems are underpinned by proprietary technology developed in-house by Babcock, which includes both patented and patent-pending innovations.

Babcock's LGE business has carved a niche in the provision of cargo handling and fuel gas supply systems for the liquefied gas sector. Distinguished by its steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability, the company's innovative technologies are engineered to bolster vessel efficiency and elevate overall performance metrics. Through this steadfast focus on innovation and sustainability, Babcock's LGE business endeavors to deliver enduring value to its esteemed clientele throughout the entire lifecycle of their vessels.

Babcock’s LGE business offers cargo handling and fuel gas supply systems tailored for the liquefied gas industry. Through its environmentally conscious technologies, it enhances vessel efficiency and performance, thereby providing long-term value to customers over the vessel's entire lifespan.

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