Dutch shipbuilder Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. (Ferus Smit) has delivered her Nb. 423, the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered cement tanker to her owners. The delivery was preceded by an extensive programme of trials and tests in which the proper working and safety of all systems was verified. Finally on Wednesday 23 December M.V. Greenland left the harbour of Delfzijl on her first commercial voyage to Rostock where she will receive her first cement load.
M.V. Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier build for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway. Ferus Smit describes the ship as the first ever dry cargo vessel with an LNG fuelled propulsion system and LNG tanks integrated inside the hull. The unique design incorporates a pressurised LNG tank positioned in the foreship.
While sailing on LNG, the vessel will meet the most stringent emission criteria, as well as new norms that might be in place in the future for environmentally sensitive areas.
Cryonorm’s start-up and commissioning team succesfully carried out the gas trails on M.V. Greenland which is fitted with a Cryonorm LNG fuel system.
(Source: Ferus Smit)