Towards the end of 2012, Interstream Barging puts the first gasoil free LNG Greenstream Tanker into use.
This innovation for inland navigation has been developed by Peters Shipyards and will be built entirely in the Netherlands.
Under the name LNG Greenstream Tanker both parties have, in close cooperation with a number of specialized partners, been working a couple of years on the realization of this ship, sailing completely on LNG, Liquid Natural Gas.
Interstream Barging has signed a multi-year carriage agreement for the first two ships with one of her customers. At this moment there are also close contacts with other interested clients.
Pieter Peeters, CEO of Interstream Barging: “The LNG Greenstream Tanker is a huge step forward for inland navigation when it comes to durability, safety and efficiency. It is in fact a completely new perspective on inland navigation.”
Electrically powered ship
A mere two years ago the joint development of the LNG Greenstream Tanker started. Pieter Peeters: “We wanted to give a strong innovative impulse to inland navigation. There are a lot of issues. One trend is that cleaner vessels are rewarded for their efforts, just think of reduction on port dues. That gave the LNG development an absolute impulse, also because we anticipate that LNG will play a dominant role in energy supply in the future. In addition, efficiency and safety are central themes. The wheelhouse at the front of the ship and the four engines in two housings are striking innovations. With the LNG Greenstream Tanker we skipped the step to ‘dual fuel’. Soon we will sail with a fully electric powered LNG ship. A unique drivesystem whereby no more gasoil is used, and thus considerably cleaner and friendlier for the environment. “
World Maritime News Staff, February 10, 2012; Image: Interstream Barging