Wärtsilä nets US LNG bunker barge order

Wärtsilä nets US LNG bunker barge order
Image courtesy of Wärtsilä

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide equipment for an LNG articulated tug barge (ATB) being built at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, for Q-LNG.

The vessel, which will operate on a long-term charter with Shell, will be used to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel to cruise ships along the east coast of Florida.

This will be the first fuelling barge with a Wärtsilä solution operating in US waters, Wärtsilä said on Tuesday.

The ATB, comprising a barge and a tug, will have a 4000 cubic meter capacity and will be fitted with a Wärtsilä LNG cargo storage, handling, and control system.

Wärtsilä will also supply the barge automation, power management, and ballast water management systems, as well the bow thruster. The tug will include Wärtsilä main propulsion steerable thrusters and shaft lines, Wärtsilä dynamic positioning system, the tug automation, as well as all navigation and communication equipment.

Deliveries will continue throughout 2018 and 2019, and the vessel is scheduled to commence operations in 2020.

Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport (Q-LNG) is owned 70 percent by Shane Guidry and 30 percent by Harvey Gulf International Marine, a company that currently has six vessels under construction or in operation with LNG solutions supplied by Wärtsilä.

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Jan 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Downstream 2019

Renowned as the most significant global meeting place for Downstream professionals…

read more >

Gas to Power APAC Congress 2019

The Gas to Power APAC Congress will bring together regional government officials and senior representatives from regulators…

read more >

2nd CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit

The highly successful CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit returns for a second year from 19-20 February 2019 in Tokyo, Japan…

read more >

Global LNG Forum 2019

Global LNG Forum is your opportunity to see what the future of LNG will be like…

read more >