Ternsund Makes LNG History in Rotterdam

August 10, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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

Historic LNG bunkering of Terntank's Ternsund at the Port of Rotterdam on August 8, 2016

Historic LNG bunkering of Terntank’s Ternsund at the Port of Rotterdam on August 8, 2016 … Ries van Wendel de Joode/HBR photo courtesy Port of Rotterdam

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.

Ternsund at Rotterdam on August 8 … Ries van Wendel de Joode/HBR photo courtesy Port of Rotterdam Rotterdam 8 augustus 2016. Eerste LNG bunkerincentive Splinternieuwe Ternsund bunkert als eerste zeeschip LNG in Rotterdam. Foto Ries van Wendel de Joode/HBR

Ternsund at Rotterdam on August 8 … Ries van Wendel de Joode/HBR photo courtesy Port of Rotterdam

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).

The Winterthur Gas & Diesel-supplied Wärtsilä RT-flex50DF powers the twin-hull chemical tanker Ternsund built by AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding in Jiangdu, China.

The Wärtsilä RT-flex50DF powers the twin-hull chemical tanker Ternsund built by AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding in Jiangdu, China.

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.

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Source: Terntank & published reports with HHP Insight follow-up

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