Evergas’ latest additions to its fleet, two ‘dragon class’ 27.500 cbm multigas LNG carriers were successfully named on 14th of July, at a ceremony at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in Qidong, China. The vessels, of an entirely new design, were developed in-house by SOE’s design department together with Evergas, and are fitted out with Wärtsilä’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel systems.
The state-of-the-art carriers were named JS INEOS INSIGHT and JS INEOS INGENUITY. Both vessels bear a distinct dragon symbolizing their Chinese and Western heritage. The dragon chosen to sail and protect the 1st vessel JS INEOS INSIGHT is the King of Fire, reflecting a strong, vigorous and steadfast future ahead. For our 2nd vessel JS INEOS INGENUITY the dragon chosen to sail and protect is the King of Water, reflecting strong fortunes for the future ahead.
The vessels are described by Evergas as the largest, most flexible and advanced multigas carriers built to date. They each feature a comprehensive Wärtsilä solutions package, including two Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines, Wärtsilä propulsion equipment including the gearbox, two Wärtsilä 20DF auxiliary generating sets, a Wärtsilä LNG fuel system and a Wärtsilä cargo handling system.