LNG Powered PSV Order

By Keith Henderson at May 03, 2011 08:37
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Kleven Maritime, Norway has received and order from Rem Offshore to build one LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel for delivery in December 2012. Kleven has a wide experience of this type of specialised ship having already delivered five LNG powered vessels, including the Coastguard Barentshav Class LNG powered Offshore Patrol Vessel (see blog dated October 24, 2010). The yard presently has two further LNG powered PSVs on order for delivery in 2012.

This new vessel is of the type VS 499 LNG PSV from Wärtsilä Ship Design and will be built by Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. She has a length of 89,6 meters, beam 21.0 meters with a deck space of 1 030m2 and dead weight of about 6,500 tonnes. A twin fuel LNG/diesel electric propulsion configuration is used, comprising four dual fuel engines such as the Wärtsilä 34DF series with flexible switching between LNG and MDO fuels. This propulsion system provides optimum reliability and is both environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient offering reductions of approximately 85 per cent on NOx and 25 per cent on CO2 emissions when running on LNG. This will also take care of more stringent exhaust emission regulations for the foreseeable future.

Due to its northerly operational area, the vessel is built to Light ice class (Ice C) classification and is equipped for oil recovery (Oil Rec NOFO 2009) operations and rescue missions as a Standby Vessel.

Caption: Rem Offshore has ordered an LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel type VS 499 LNG PSV
from Wärtsilä Ship Design for delivery by Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway in December 2012.

Image Credit: Wärtsilä Ship Design

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Happy to see such development on gradual rise. LNG is no doubt the immediate solution after fossil fuel for the time being. I appreciate very much those designers, owners and buildiers taking such future technology development in OSV. But theer are many other aspects of OSV Technolgy that needs to attended; one of them being the IMO rules and regulations implications for such specialized vessels. But to reduce GHG, these initiatives are marvellous!

Arun Kr Dev |     5/8/2011 12:07:49 AM #

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