Vessel by Gondan Shipyard for Norway’s Østensjø Rederi
Designed by Robert Allan LTD as Europe’s First Dual Fuel Tug
Astilleros Gondan earlier this month launched the first of three liquefied natural gas-diesel tugboats at its shipyard in Figueras, Spain. The 132-foot (40.2-meter) vessel is “the first dual fuel tug ever built in Europe,” Gondan says.
Hammerfest is the first of three dual fuel tugboats being built for the Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi (HHP Insight, November 19, 2014). She is to enter service for the Norwegian state-owned energy company Statoil, at the far-north terminal at Melkøya, near Hammerfest.
Each of the three Allan RAstar 4000 DF-design tugs has twin six-cylinder 34DF engines by Wärtsilä, as well as Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel systems with 30-cubic-meter (7,925-gallon) horizontally mounted Type C LNG fuel tanks.
The tanks are expected to allow for two weeks of operation between fuelings.
Built for the Far North
“Built to withstand freezing cold, the vessel is shaped specifically to grant full operational availability at temperatures of 20 degrees below zero and combines environmental sustainability trough the use of LNG in most of its operations, with the flexibility of diesel power to ensure a high level of operational security,” Gondan says.
Following sea trials, delivery of the first of the three tugs is expected in early 2017.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: Gondan Shipyard with HHP Insight follow-up