New LNG Bunker Barge to Feature Wärtsilä Cargo Handling System
Wärtsilä announced it will supply the cargo handling system and cargo tanks for a new high-capacity LNG bunker barge. The vessel will be owned by LNG Shipping, a consortium between Belgium based Victrol and CFT Corporation based in France. The barge is being built in Romania and will be outfitted in the Netherlands. When delivered, it will be chartered by Shell, operating out of Rotterdam to provide the company with additional flexibility to bunker LNG fueled ships, including vessels operating on Europe’s inland waterways.
“Wärtsilä is a leader in gas handling technology and we are pleased to have them as a partner in this newbuild project,” said Gisele Maes Buelens, Victrol NV.
Wärtsilä will provide the cargo handling system, the cargo tanks, and installation of the cargo arrangement onboard the vessel. Wärtsilä Gas Solutions offers systems for a number of gas segment applications, including for all types of gas carriers, terminals, and fuel gas supply systems.