Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) informed that it received design approval from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its LNG cargo containment system. DSME has already obtained approvals from Lloyd’s Register, the US Bureau of Shipping, the Korea Register of Shipping, and DNV GL.
The world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel, ‘Kairos’, was delivered this week to Babcock Schulte Energy (BSE), a joint venture between UK-based Babcock and Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM). The first cut of steel was completed in November 2017 at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea and the keel was laid in early 2018.
The world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel has started its voyage from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard shipyard in South Korea to its primary area of operation in Northwest Europe, on 17 October. ‘Kairos’, with an LNG capacity of 7,500 m³, will be ready for operations by the end of 2018.
Bunker tanker company Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd has placed an order for Singapore’s first LNG dual fueled bunker tanker, boosting the use of LNG as a marine fuel at the world’s largest bunkering hub. The tanker is scheduled for delivery in second half of 2019. Keppel Singmarine and Mitsui & Co secured the building contract.
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has received approval in principle from Lloyd’s Register for a cargo handling system design for a 6,600 m³ LNG bunkering vessel. The design was jointly developed by HMD and the Hyundai Heavy Industries Corporate Research Centre.
Wärtsilä informed that it will supply the cargo handling system and cargo tanks for a new 3000 cubic metre capacity LNG bunker barge, owned by LNG Shipping, a consortium between Belgium based Victrol and CFT Corporation based in France.
Wison Offshore & Marine announced that the company has developed a multi-functional carrier named Wison-LNG-Distributor. With scalable capacity between 5000 to 20,000 cubic meters, the Wison-LNGD integrates the functions of LNG loading, bunkering and container delivery, aiming to make regional LNG redistribution more efficient.
Skangas announced that its new LNG bunker vessel, Coralius, is expected to arrive in June 2017. Her main operation area will be from the Kiel Canal to mid Norway, including part of the North Sea and she can deliver Liquefied Natural Gas both in ports and at sea.
Norway-based CRYO Shipping AS has announced the development of a new type of tanker design which will be able to perform feeding and ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering operations as well in all types of waters using LNG as a fuel.
ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation, and NYK have taken delivery of the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., at the Yeongdo shipyard in Busan, Korea.
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