Fincantieri Bay goes with Wärtsilä option for LNG bunkering barge

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Wärtsilä will provide its LNG Cargo Handling System for the 5400 cu.m LNG shelter barge being developed at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (Image copyright: VARD Marine)

The 5,400 cu.m LNG bunkering barge on order at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (see earlier tale) will certainly have a Wärtsilä LNG Cargo Handling System.

Wärtsilä states the order backs its prominent placement in LNG systems for the aquatic market, as well as its crucial duty in sustaining the expanding approval of LNG gas by North American proprietors as well as drivers.

The Wärtsilä extent of supply consists of the system style as well as assimilation, 4 LNG tank, LNG pumps, a ship-to-ship transfer system, all required safety and security as well as control devices, the shutoffs as well as instrumentation, as well as the gas burning system.

Deliveries to the shipyard are set up to start in October 2020, as well as the barge is anticipated to be supplied to the consumer in mid-2021.

“LNG is undoubtedly becoming fast established as a sustainable fuel option to reduce shipping’s environmental footprint,” states Todd Thayse, Vice President as well as General Manager ofFincantieri Bay Shipbuilding “That’s why LNG solutions are of strategic interest to our organization. Our selection of Wärtsilä to supply the cargo handling system helps mitigate risk and assures the success of this latest project.”

“This project represents one more strategically important step in the development of a viable LNG supply infrastructure for marine applications. Wärtsilä, with its vast experience and deep know-how in LNG fuel solutions, continues to play a key role in this process. We are proud and pleased to be partnering with Fincantieri in creating a state-of-the-art solution,” states Mark Keneford, Wärtsilä’s GM Marine Sales for U.S.A. as well as Canada.

The shelter barge is being for North CelebrityMidstream It will certainly be run by the firm’s aquatic transport firm Polaris New Energy (PNE) as well as will certainly belong to an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) that will certainly provide gas to both sea as well as inland water ran LNG-fueled vessels. It will originally be designated to Florida’s eastern coastline.

There is a choice for 2 extra shelter barges.

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