Wison Offshore & Marine said its LNG Distributor (LNGD) received approval in principle from DNV GL following validation of the vessel’s design with 10,000 cubic meter storage capacity.
Wison LNGD is a liquefied natural gas distribution vessel, designed to deliver small LNG parcels to multiple locations, Wison said in a statement on Friday, adding it is suited for applications in milk run and regional LNG hub distribution.
Since the product launch back in April, it has received strong interests from ship-owners, gas infrastructure companies and other potential end-users, the company said.
The market-ready product is capable of partial cargo delivery, quick turn-around at the terminal, with its maneuverability eliminates the need for tug assistance while shallow draft design enables better accessibility to waters than conventional LNG carriers.
Tangquan Man, vice president at Wison Offshore & Marine, said, “our aim is to tap ‘last mile’ demand in global LNG market by facilitating penetration into smaller scale end markets where conventional marine logistics are unable to serve, and our LNGD concept is believed to be a tempting solution for such purpose.”