Exmar orders LPG-fuelled VLGC pair for Equinor contract

Belgian shipowner Exmar has ordered a pair of LPG-fuelled 86,000 cu m LPG carriers from China’s Jiangnan Shipyard.

The vessels are scheduled for delivery within the second and third quarters of 2021.

Exmar says the vessels will be used to serve the company’s long-term commitments with Equinor, a deal it announced in December 2017.

At the time, Exmar ordered two 79,500 cu m gas carriers at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines to support the contract  The yard went into rehabilitation in January, and is in the process of being sold.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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