Singapore shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine has sealed a letter of intent with Texas-headquartered SeaOne Caribbean for the design and construction of at least two compressed gas liquid carriers for operations at SeaOne’s Caribbean Fuels Supply Project.
Sembmarine has come up with a unique design for the neo-panamax carriers based on SeaOne’s requirements incorporating proprietary ship component ideas from European ship design subsidiary LMG Marin.
The 2 billion cubic feet capacity carriers will transport CGL cargos to receiving terminals in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions, from a CGL production facility under construction at Gulfport in Mississippi.
Dr. Bruce Hall, president and COO of SeaOne, commented: “SeaOne has been working with Sembcorp Marine management and engineers for a while now. We have found them to be a proactive company that listens to new ideas in the gas and liquids marine transportation business and provides constructive inputs on the design of the large CGL transportation vessels. We are pleased to have Sembcorp Marine and its affiliates as part of the project.”
The deal is a major milestone for the Caribbean Fuels Supply Project.