Besiktas Shipyard wins LNG-powered tankers order

Besiktas Shipyard wins LNG-powered tankers order

Besiktas Shipyard of Turkey said it has won an order to build two LNG-powered tankers with ice-class notation from Groupe Desgagnés of Canada.

The shipbuilder said in a statement that it  has signed a contract for up two 15,000-dwt ice-class 1A asphalt and bitumen tankers.

The tankers will be equipped with dual-fuel engines allowing them to operate on LNG and fuel oil, and will have 600 cbm gas storage tanks on the decks, according to Besiktas Shipyard.

LNG World News Staff, November 14, 2014; Image: Besiktas Shipyard

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