Steinar Draegebo, ICE Chairman and Chief Executive, recently moderated a session dedicated to small-scale gas ships at Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Gastech event is the world’s leading meeting place for professionals in the international gas industry; it attracted 35,000 exhibitors from 90 countries and 3500 delegates including government ministers, senior executives, technical experts and professionals from the world-wide industry dealing with production, transportation, processing and distribution of gas.
Mr Draegebo is no newcomer to the gas ship industry. He attended his first Gastech conference in Monaco many years ago as Technical Director for a Canadian shipyard involved in a pioneering Arctic LNG project. As Chief Executive of the Kvaerner Govan in Glasgow he was later responsible for design and construction of 57,000 cum LPG carriers, the largest gas ships built in the UK.
The ICE Group has developed several gas ship designs, most recently an 84,000 cum LPG carrier complying with the 2016 IGS code and a shallow-draft 20,000 cum LNG carrier for distribution of LNG to small ports in South East Asia. ICE is also involved in projects using LNG for propulsion as well as for generation of electrical power.