40 Years

2020 is a special year for TGE: We are celebrating our 40th anniversary! On this occasion, we will publish 40 articles throughout the year with interesting
information on our company history and project highlights. From the beginning as a 6-member engineering office 40 years ago to a global player.
Check back regularly on our site!


TGE 40th Anniversary

Episode #2

Ethylene tanker MT Einar Tambarskjelve on her trial trip

In 1981 LGI signed the first turn-key contract for the cargo-handling system and the cargo tanks for a 7,900 m³ Ethylene Carrier – the “Norgas Chief” (ex “Einar Tambarskjelve”). The successful delivery of this vessel led to a significant increase of inquires, initially coming from German and Dutch shipyards.
Already by 1983 LGI delivered three Ethylene vessels with the sizes of 7,900 m³, 3,000 m³ and 6,500 m³. Coming from the business idea to deliver liquefaction units for gas carriers, this year was certainly the kick-off for the new core product line - the planning, design and supply of complete cargo handling systems and cargo tanks to liquefied gas carriers.


TGE 40th Anniversary

Episode #1

Standard liquefaction unit, ready for shipment

The history of TGE begins in December 1980 with the founding of Liquid Gas International GmbH (LGI) in Bonn, the German capital at that time. The engineers and founders Horst Schirack, Dr. Alfred Neugebauer and Vladimir Puklavec – one of today's TGE shareholders – decided to put their know how, expertise and practical experience together and to open new paths for the oil-, gas and shipping industries by a novel concept of ideas. In the very beginning they engineered and offered liquefaction units for gas carriers and within a short period of time the team doubled up to six engineers. This was a starting point but certainly not the business that brought TGE to where it is nowadays- a contractor for terminals and storages of liquefied gases. So continue to follow the next episodes and watch how the company developed!