CIMC’s LNG Tank Containers to Serve for Indonesia’s First Large-scale Island-island Gas Transportation
Recently, a feeder container ship loaded with 96 LNG tank containers sailed from the new port of Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China to a nickel-iron alloy smelting industrial park at Kota Kendari, Sulawesi, Indonesia. The equipment will be used for the island-island transportation of gas during the operation of the industrial park, the first large-scale island-island gas transportation in the country. It is of significant reference meaning for the innovation of Indonesia’s natural gas transportation model.
It is noteworthy that the 96 LNG tank containers were jointly developed and manufactured by Nantong CIMC Energy Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd (Nantong CIMC) and Zhangjiagang CIMC Sanctum Cryogenic Equipment Co., Ltd (CIMC Sanctum), two energy equipment specialists under CIMC Enric. In addition, CIMC Sanctum will provide the customer with all solutions to the design and manufacture of the gas supply system of the 9000Nm3/h gas station and ensure its smooth operation.
The nickel-iron alloy smelting industrial park is invested and built by Chinese companies. It is the second largest overseas investment program of Jiangsu Province and one of typical program successfully implemented within the framework of the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative.
“Most islands, including the one where the industrial park will be built, are suffering from the shortage of necessary infrastructure, and this will severely restrict the development of the park. In this case, the customer has to transport energy to the park from other places and decides to solve the problem by purchasing LNG transportation equipment in bulk and building its own gas station”, said a responsible person of CIMC Enric, noting that “after multiple exchange and on-site visits, the customer chose to work with us”.
According to the responsible person, the LNG tank containers developed and manufactured by CIMC Enric feature large volume, lightweight, nice heat preservation and higher safety. In the meantime, CIMC Enric specially installs intelligent monitoring devices in each tank container, so as to ensure the real-time monitoring of liquid level, temperature and location of the tank container during stacking, loading and unloading and transporting. By doing so, the safety through the entire transportation process will be tremendously improved. “With large application scope and exceptional adaptation performance, our LNG tank container has become a means vital for national well-being, the people’s livelihood and the country’s energy security.”
“Our LNG tank container transportation solutions are competitive and popular abroad”, added the responsible person.