Island Offshore Management took delivery of the 21’st vessel in its fleet. Island Contender is of design UT 776 CDG and equipped for operating on LNG alone.
Island Contender is the sistership to Island Crusader delivered in May.
Fuel consumption measurements show that it was correct to go for this configuration, 2 larger gas engines which can be used alone or together in all operational situations, and 2 diesel engines if more power is required.
With the actual prices on gas and gasoil it is a considerable saving to utilize gas, and from the environmental point of view it is much better.
The vessel has no contract yet. In a few days, after onboard preparations, she will be ready for duties in the Offshore supply market.
LNG World News Staff, September 27, 2012; Image: Island Offshore