Tuesday, 9 September 2014
The vessel will carry 5,000 cu m of LNG for ships’ fuel stored at 4 Bar in two IMO Type C pressure tanks. Delivery is set for 2016 when the vessel will operate from the Fluxys LNG Terminal in Zeebrugge, initially supplying LNG fuel from GDF-SUEZ to the fleet of United European Car Carriers.
Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice-President and head of the marine and offshore division of Bureau Veritas, says, “Our experience with every type and size of gas carrier, our lead in the area of dual-fuel and multi-function gas carriers and our ability to support the partners means we can make a real contribution to this initiative. It will help kick-start LNG bunkering, bringing forward the use of this clean fuel in North European waters.”
The LNG bunker barge will be 111 m LOA, beam 16.8m, draft 4.9m and will have dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion with twin azipods for high manoeuvrability. It will be built and equipped to the highest environmental friendliness standards and classed with the following notations:
I + HULL + MACH, Liquefied Gas Carrier (LNG), IMO type 2G (-163°C, 4.0 barg), Unrestricted navigation, Dual Fuel, + AUT-UMS, + SYS - NEQ – 1, + Veristar Hull, AVM-DPS, CLEANSHIP, INWATERSURVEY, CPS (WBT), GREEN PASSPORT
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