New Super LNG Carrier to Use Boil-Off Gas as Fuel Source
Gasum and Anthony Veder have struck a long term agreement for a state of the art 636,000 cb. ft. LNG carrier. The vessel will be constructed at German shipyard Neptun Werft and will be delivered the last quarter 2017. This vessel will use the LNG boil-off gas as a fuel for its main and auxiliary engines, which makes the vessel fully compliant with the most stringent emission regulations and environmentally friendly in operation.
The ship’s specific purpose is to bring LNG to two LNG terminals that are currently being constructed in Finland and will be completed in 2016 and 2018. One terminal will be located in Tornio, which is in the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea. This requires one vessel to have the highest ice class notation (1A SUPER) and COLD notation to allow the vessel to safely and reliably trade in the extreme winter weather conditions that occur in that region.