Pertamina inaugurates VLGC as part of enlarged gas distribution plans

Jakarta: State run energy giant Pertamina inaugurated one of the world’s largest LPG carriers today. Pertamina Gas I, built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries for $76m, is 225.81 m long, 36.60 m wide, and has a capacity of 84,000 cu m.

Hanung Budya, a director at Pertamina, said the Pertamina Gas I was a part of the oil company’s efforts to boost gas distribution, especially to eastern Indonesia.

“The Pertamina Gas I vessel is a multi-functional ship that will not only work as an LPG carrier but also as floating storage and off-loading (FSO) and as a docking station to load smaller LPG vessels,” Hanung said in a statement.  [12/02/14]

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