ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation, and NYK have taken delivery of the world’s first purpose built LNG bunkering vessel from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., at the Yeongdo shipyard in Busan, Korea. The vessel will run on LNG for her maiden voyage, after a few days of loading LNG delivered by trucks at the shipyard according to an ENGIE statement.
Zeebrugge in Belgium will be the home port of the vessel, which has been named ENGIE Zeebrugge. The 5,000 m3 LNG capacity vessel will supply LNG as a marine fuel to ships operating in Northern Europe. The two LNG-fueled pure car and truck carriers operated by United European Car Carriers will be its first customers. ENGIE Zeebrugge will load LNG at Fluxys’ LNG terminal in Zeebrugge, where small carriers with capacities from 2 000 m3 can dock at the recently commissioned second jetty.
ENGIE ZEEBRUGGE/FACTS & FIGURES
Length overall: 107.60 meters
Breadth: 18.40 meters
Depth: 9.00 meters
LNG capacity: 5,000 m3
Gross tonnage: 7,403 tons
Main engine: Dual Fuel (marine gas oil, marine diesel oil, and LNG)
Class: Bureau Veritas
Shipyard: Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., Yeongdo Shipyard (Pusan)
Ship management: NYK Energy Transport (Atlantic) Ltd. (NYK LNG Shipmanagement (UK) Ltd.)