• 'Dragon' class JS Ineos Insight calls Zeebrugge for LNG fuel gas trials
  • 21 March 2016

One of worlds' largest Multigas LNG-Ethane Carrier JS Ineos Insight (27.500 cbm) owned by Evergas called Euroservices' Terminal at Zeebrugge for LNG fuel gas trials.


The ‘Dragon’ class ships are to be chartered by INEOS Europe for the transportation of ethane to Europe from the Mariner East project in the USA. The carriers are purpose built for the transportation of ethane, although they in addition can carry a wide range of petrochemical gases, LPG and LNG. All vessels bear a distinct dragon symbolizing their Chinese and Western heritage. The dragon chosen to sail and protect the JS INEOS INSIGHT is the King of Fire, reflecting a strong, vigorous and steadfast future ahead.


The state-of-the-art carrier is equipped with two Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and two lng fuel tanks with a total capacity of 2000 cbm.


Evergas and Wartsila decided to carry out the final commissioning of the LNG fuel system at Euroservices' Terminal in Zeebrugge. This was done in two steps. First step was to condition and load the bunker tanks with LNG and secondly send gas to the engines for testing. 


The operation was very well prepared in advance by Evergas/Wartsila/Euroservices and executed in a safe manner with positive outcome.


Euroservices offers purging and conditioning facilities for gas carriers at their terminal in the port of Zeebrugge since 1973 and are experts in the field of gas operations by serving most of the gas ships operating in the North Sea. Euroservices is part of the Hoppe Maritime Group.


Evergas is one of the world’s leading seaborne transporters of petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids. The company headquartered in Copenhagen employs more than 400 people around the world. Evergas has over the last years executed a complete fleet renewal process. Today evergas has an average fleet age below 4 years. Evergas is involved in the small and medium sized segments within the transportation of petrochemical gases, ethane, LPG and LNG. 


INEOS is one of the world’s leading chemical companies with 65 manufacturing plants in 16 countries, more than 17.000 staff and annual volumes in excess of 60 million tonnes.


Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.