Terntank LNG Tanker Launched in China

December 24, 2015 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ternsund Is the First of Four for Scandinavian Operator,
Marks the First Use of New Dual Fuel Engine from Wärtsilä

Terntank confirms the launch in China of its new Ternsund, the first of four new dual fuel liquefied natural gas-diesel product tankers for the Sweden- and Denmark-based operator. The ships with advanced hull design by Rolls-Royce Marine are being built by AVIC Dingheng in China.

Turnsund, the first of four LNG-diesel dual fuel product tanks for Sweden’s Terntank, was launched this week in China.

Turnsund, the first of four LNG-diesel dual fuel product tanks for Sweden’s Terntank, was launched this week in China.

The 482-foot (147-meter) vessels for Terntank will be the first to employ new 2-stroke, low pressure, dual-fuel engines from Wärtsilä. In addition to the new RT-flex50DF engine, they will have LNGPac fuel systems, likewise from Wärtsilä (HHP Insight, June 28, 2014).

Wärtsilä's RT-flex50DF engine

Wärtsilä’s RT-flex50DF engine

Baltic ECA

Ternsund is to be delivered in the spring of 2016.

The new tanker will work primarily the Baltic Sea emission control area on long-term charter to Finland’s NEOT – North European Oil.

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Source: Published reports and Terntank with HHP Insight follow-up

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