Terntank’s New Ship Achieves Bunkering First in the Port,
Fuels with LNG from Shell After Delivering Naphtha Cargo
The new liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel chemical tanker Ternsund was bunkered with LNG at the Port of Rotterdam this week, becoming the first sea-going vessel to take on the clean-burning fuel there. LNG was supplied by Shell, the Port said, noting that Shell plans to base a new bunker vessel there beginning next year. updated with new photos on August 11
This News Was Initially Posted on August 5
The Port noted too that Terntank is the first operator to take advantage of a 10% discount on seaport fees available to LNG-fueled ships.
Ternsund was built with the support of the EU as part of the Into the Future – Baltic SO2lution initiative, Terntank says, with participants including Wärtsilä, and the fuel and bio-products supplier NEOT, Finland’s North European Oil Trade. The vessel was designed using the Zero Vision Tool with the support of Finland’s Wega Enviro.
Built in China
Representatives of the national transport authorities, European Commission and European Parliament, collaboration stakeholders and other co-operation partners were invited to attend the pioneering bunkering, which took place, including LNG tank cooling, from Tuesday into Wednesday today.
The 482-foot (147-meter) vessel, the first two sister ships, was built by AVIC Dingheng in China and launched there late last year (HHP Insight, December 24).
Ternsund is the first vessel to employ new 2-stroke, low pressure, dual-fuel engines from Wärtsilä. In addition to the new RT-flex50DF engine, the Terntank ships have LNGPac fuel systems, likewise from Wärtsilä.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: Terntank & published reports with HHP Insight follow-up