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Ethylene carrier launch signals another Vietnamese shipbuilding landmark

Ethylene carrier launch signals another Vietnamese shipbuilding landmark

Hanoi: The Bach Dang Shipbuilding Industry Company launched a 4,900 dwt ethylene gas-carrying vessel, the first of its kind, in the northern port city of Hai Phong on August 28.

The King Arthur vessel, 104m long, 16.4m wide, 8.4m high and capable of carrying 4,500 cubic metres of ethylene gas, was built under a contract with the Italian Mediterranea Di Navigazione Company.

The Bach Dang Shipbuilding Industry Company has successfully built various kinds of vessels which have capacities ranging from 6,500 to 22,500 tonnes and containers from 610 to 1,700 teu.

The same day, the company also started to build a second ethylene gas-carrying vessel and plan to build a third with the same capacity. [01/09/09]


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