In fact, the designs each for a 5.400-cbm and 8.000-cbm articulated tug/barge (ATB), are both of the 4.000 cbm ATB design which are under construction at VT Halter in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
This new project will closely mirror the current vessel under construction by utilizing a significant amount of the design and engineering details, applying all lessons and efficiencies learned from the 4,000-cbm ATB. Q-LNG will be able to deliver the follow-on designs in a shorter period of time at a highly competitive price.
...said CEO, Shane Guidry.
Moreover, the USCG's design basis letter (DBL), allows Q-LNG to further develop its LNG fueling facility in North America.
For the records, Q-LNG will own and manage these assets, in order to provide LNG transportation to several major ports on the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Concluding, Q-LNG has shake hands with VT Halter for the establishment of the US's first offshore LNG ATB. The ABT, is under construction and is designed to carry 4.00 cubic meters of LNG while meet the requirements of US Flag, ABS Class and the International Gas Carrier Code.