Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine has actually released the Q-LNG 4000 ATB barge simply a couple of weeks after its calling event.
The 324′ x 64′ x 32′.6 Q-LNG 4000 is the barge part of America’s very first overseas melted gas Articulated Tug and also Barge (LNG ATB) device and also is made to bring 4,000 cubic meters of LNG. The pull part of the ATB, the 128′ x 42′ x 21′ Q-Ocean Services, is set up to release late October and also will certainly be powered by 2 GE 6L250 MDC EPA Tier 4 major engines supplying 5,100 hp. Propulsion will certainly be by Wärtsilä Z-drives.
“The Q-LNG 4000 is dedicated to delivering safe transit to all ships and ports it will serve,” claimed Shane J Guidry, Chief Executive Officer of Q-LNGTransport “Q-LNG Transport is committed to being a leader in developing LNG infrastructure in the United States and abroad. We are equally pleased that the ATB unit is Jones Act compliant, meaning she was constructed in America, owned by an American company, crewed by Americans under the American flag.”
The LNG ATB Unit is made to satisfy the needs of the American Bureau of Shipbuilding (ABDOMINAL) and also the International Gas Carrier code as an LNG bunkering barge.
Anticipated shipment of the ATB device remains in the very first quarter of 2020.
Q-LNG revealed the honor of the ATB LNG device constructing agreement to VT Halter Marine in November 17, combined with its protecting of a lasting agreement with Shell Trading (UNITED STATE) Company to supply LNG as a gas to numerous ports in Florida and also theCaribbean The ATB will certainly bunker Carnival Cruise Line’s 2 brand-new dual-fuel ships and also 2 twin gas Siem Car Carrier pure automobile vehicle providers hired by the Volkswagen Group to transfer automobiles from Europe to North America.
“We are proud of this successful launch,” claimed Ronald Baczkowski, President and also Chief Executive Officer of VTHalter Marine “It marks a significant milestone in our role to deliver cleaner and more efficient fuels for the cruise and commercial ship industries. The professional and dedicated employees of VT Halter Marine have put their hearts and souls into building a vessel that will support environmentally friendly domestic commerce for decades to come.”