The San Diego-based shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO floated out the fourth LNG ready ECO class tanker for American Petroleum Tankers, a Kinder Morgan unit.
The vessel, named Bay State, is the fourth of a five-tanker contract between NASSCO and American Petroleum Tankers, which calls for the design and construction of five 50,000 deadweight ton, LNG-conversion-ready product carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity.
Like the other vessels under the contract, the Bay State was designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of Busan, South Korea. The tanker is scheduled for christening on September 17, the company said in a statement.
The design incorporates MAN ME slow-speed main engine and an optimized hull form. The tankers will also have dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines and the ability to accommodate future installation of an LNG fuel gas system.
The shipbuilder launched the third vessel the Garden State in May. In a brief statement last week the company noted that the LNG-ready tanker already completed sea trials along the coast of California and is ready for delivery later this month.
LNG World News Staff