Rolls-Royce to Supply $6.5 Million LNG Propulsion Package for Fish Food Carrier
Rolls-Royce has signed a $6.5 million contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey to supply an LNG propulsion package for a cargo carrier designed by NSK Ship Design for Norwegian shipowner NSK Shipping. The vessel will deliver fish food on behalf of BioMar Group.
The new cargo carrier will be a slightly larger sister ship to NSK Shipping’s MS Høydal which was the world’s first LNG powered cargo vessel and which was delivered from Tersan Shipyard in 2012. Both ships are designed by NSK Ship Design.
The 267 ft. long vessel will be able to carry 2.7 tons of fish food to fish farms along the Norwegian coast. The LNG Propulsion system comprises one eight cylinder Bergen C26:33 natural gas engine, and the vessel is also equipped with the Rolls-Royce hybrid shaft generator (HSG) propulsion system. This means the main engine also generates electricity for the ship. The Hybrid Shaft Generator will generate electrical power for the ship even if the engine power output varies, saving fuel.
The new cargo carrier is expected to be delivered from the yard in 2017.