The Netherlands: Eight Ships Chosen for Implementation of LNG System

Short Sea Shipping Consortium Chooses Eight Ships for LNG Fuel Transport

The consortium LNG for Short Sea Shipping has selected eight ships for the application of LNG as a transport fuel. The selection took place in close co-operation between the consortium partners. Both new designs, new buildings as well as existing ships of Wagenborg Shipping, Damen Shipyards Bergum, Meyer Werft en Conoship International were selected.

The sizes of these ships vary in length from about 80 meter until 160 meter and in tonnage from about 2.500 until 15.000 DWT. Research for these ships starts with determination of the cost for implementation and use of LNG systems. The results of this research activities will be compared with the scrubber technology and low sulphur marine diesel.

Each of these ships has its own specific operational profile, providing a general insight in the feasibility of LNG for a certain ship type and its sailing route and cruising speed. Not only cargo vessels are investigated in this phase. Also attention will be paid to ferries, bunker vessels and dredgers operating in coastal waters.

For each scenario the technical, operational and economic the most attractive alternative will be determined. The parties envision to share and exchange knowledge within the consortium and opportunities to further develop LNG as a transport fuel for in the maritime sector.

LNG for Short Sea Shipping has the following partners: Bureau Veritas, CMTI, Cofely West Industrie, Conoship International, Cryonorm Projects, Damen Shipyards Bergum, Econosto, Koers & Vaart, Lloyds Register, LNG24, Meyer Werft, Pon Power, Rolls Royce Marine, Sandfirden Technics, VIV, Wagenborg Shipping and Wärtsilä.

The project is supported by TKI Gas and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and lasts until December 2014.

LNG Holland, April 10, 2013

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Mar 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Sea Asia 2015

Sea Asia 2015 is expected to attract more than 14,000 participants including CEOs, presidents, decision-makers and maritime professionals…

read more >

15th China International Offshore Oil & Gas Exhibition

China Maritime (CM) is an international event to cater to Chinese strategy of developing marine economy, also, to meet the request of both…

read more >

MARLOG 2015

MARLOG 4 conference sheds light on the most important and recent mega projects which will affect the field of maritime transport as well…

read more >

17th Annual Global Liner Shipping Conference

Participants of GLS 2014 assessed industry’s most critical topics:
– Analysed the potential impact of the P3 alliance…

read more >