LNG America has selected Taylor-Wharton to commence the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of the company’s 3,000 cubic meter Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015.
“Taylor-Wharton has been actively engaged in the development process and instrumental in helping to develop the critical path time line for a late 2015 in-service date,” said Keith Meyer, CEO of LNG America.
The LNG bunker vessels will provide a critical building block in the bridge between the natural gas industry and the global marine industry, and will allow the ship owners and charter parties to receive LNG as a bunker fuel in the same way they receive oil today. With the selection of Taylor-Wharton, LNG America has assembled a top-tier team to support its LNG bunker barge program; previously LNG America announced Jensen Maritime as the naval architect for the project and ABS as its class society.
Press Release, August 21, 2014; Image: LNG America