Kanfer Shipping (Kanfer) has entered into an exclusive agreement with CGR Arctic Marine (CGR), to develop cost-saving LNG bunkering vessels.
Under the licensing and development agreement, Kanfer will exclusively market CGR’s Liquid Methane Bunkering Vessel (“LMBV”) and technologies in the global LNG bunkering industry, including shipping lines, port owners, traders and fuel companies.
CGR will also apply its technology to Kanfer’s patented Detachable Stern Vessel (DSV), a version of the Articulated Tug Barge that makes break-bulking cargoes of LNG easier, faster and more efficient.
The LMBV has a plug-in hybrid power system comprised of a modular battery system in combination with pure gas generators. This aims to improve hull utilization, reduce weight and maximizes insulation surface area.
Another feature of the LMBV is the onboard multi-purpose cargo handling plant, combining cooling, reliquefication and gas recovery operations, allowing safe and pollution-free cargo handling during loading, discharge and gas freeing operations.