BOREALIS AND IINO CHARTER CUSTOM-BUILT STATE OF ART LPG TANKER
Borealis, one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefins solutions headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and Japan’s IINO Lines a global leader in maritime transportation headquartered in Japan, announce the long-term charter of a custom-built vessel, the Oceanus Aurora. The vessel was ordered from IINO Lines in 2021 and delivered to Borealis 14 May 2023.
With a cargo tank capacity of 91,000 m3, largest VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) vessel in its class, will transport feedstock – mainly propane and butane – from North America to Borealis crackers and propane dehydrogenation plants in Europe, including Kallo (Belgium), Stenungsund (Sweden), and Porvoo (Finland). As the second long-term charter signed by Borealis, the Oceanus Aurora.
Thanks to its dual-fuel engine, the Oceanus Aurora can be powered by either liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or low sulphur fuels. The vessel is equipped with a – Shaft Generator Motor system for electrical power generation from LPG dual fuel.
(Source and image: Borealis)