Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and Babcock International Group joined forces to develop an LNG bunkering vessel.
The 7,500-cbm vessel, which will be used for the LNG fueling of ships, including ferries, containers, cruise vessels and other shore-based gas consumers in the Baltic Sea, is the first vessel of its kind to utilize Babcock’s FGSV0 technology, the two companies said in a statement.
BSM and Babcock have developed the patent pending FGSV0 technology to deliver LNG from the GSV into the receiving vessel with zero emissions to the environment during normal operations.
The vessel is also designed to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s global cap of 0.5 percent on shipping-related sulphur emissions which will be enforced from January 2020, as well as the creation of Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in the North Sea, Mediterranean, Baltic and the US Gulf among other areas.
The GSV will be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, with the vessel to be launched in April 2018. The delivery is expected in September 2018.