Damia Desgagnés Launched at Besiktas Yard in Turkey:
The First of Four Wärtsilä-Powered Tankers for Canada
Quebec’s Groupe Desgagnés is trumpeting the successful launch of the first of four liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel tankers it’s building at the Besiktas shipyard in Turkey. M/T Damia Desgagnés was launched for further outfitting on June 11, and is expected to be delivered by year-end to transport 13,350 tons of asphalt-bitumen.
“The Damia Desgagnés is part of an extensive investment program for the renewal and expansion of the Desgagnés fleet with vessels fitted with cutting-edge technology, which demonstrates Desgagnés’ commitment and confidence in its future,” Groupe Desgagnés chairman and CEO Louis-Marie Beaulieu said in a release.
Like the three follow-on vessels, the 443-foot (135-meter) Damia Desgagnéś will be powered by a Wärtsilä 5RT-flex 50DF engine. The ship has a Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel system, with two LNG tanks supplied by Italy’s G&H. They have combined capacity of 625 cubic meters of LNG fuel, approximately 165,000 gallons.
LNG valves are being supplied by Parker Bestobell (HHP Insight, March 31).
The second vessel, to be named Mia Desgagnés, and the third and fourth new LNG dual fuel ships will be Type 2 oil and chemical tankers, says Groupe Desgagnés operations and special projects executive VP Claude Dumais. Their deliveries are planned for the first, third, and fourth quarters of 2017.
They will operate on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, on the U.S. East Coast, and in Canadian and Canadian Arctic waters, Dumais told HHP Insight.
The vessels will bunker at Montreal and Quebec City, with LNG suppliers to be determined, he says.
Damia Desgagnés will hold both Cleanship Super and Green Passport notations, the company says. The new ships are classed by BV – Bureaus Veritas.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: Groupe Desgagnés with HHP Insight follow-up