LNG bunker barge to feature Wärtsilä cargo handling system
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the cargo handling system and cargo tanks for a new 3,000 cm capacity LNG bunker barge.
|Photo courtesy of Wartsila.
The vessel will be owned by LNG Shipping, a consortium between Belgium based Victrol and CFT Corporation based in France. The barge is being built in Romania and will be outfitted in the Netherlands.
When delivered, it will be chartered by Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell), operating out of Rotterdam to provide the company with additional flexibility to bunker LNG fueled ships, including vessels operating on Europe’s inland waterways. The order with Wärtsilä, was booked in June.
The full scope of Wärtsilä solutions comprises the cargo handling system, the cargo tanks, and installation of the cargo arrangement onboard the vessel.
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