First LNG Tanker with Dual-Fuel Engine for Anthony Veder

Thu, 03 January 2013

Papenburg/Rostock, January 3, 2012 - MEYER WERFT completed today its new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker, the CORAL ENERGY, for the Dutch owner Anthony Veder, based in Rotterdam. It is the first ship of a new gas tanker type which is equipped with an eco-friendly dual-fuel engine. The tanker is operated with natural gas bringing the emissions of the vessel to extremely low values which are clearly below the prospective applicable limits for ECA-areas.

The ship was already named in Rotterdam on December 7 by Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands. This event was perceived as very special by all stakeholders involved in the small to midscale LNG business.

For decades MEYER WERFT has specialized in building gas tankers. 55 gas tankers have been built in the past years. The new tanker built for transporting LNG which is cooled down to minus 161°C has a length of abt. 155 m and a breadth of 22.70 m with a cargo capacity of 15,600 m³ and a maximum speed of 15.80 kn. Fully loaded with LNG the ship will have a draught of 8.20 m. MEYER WERFT will further develop this new propulsion system intensively so that this technology can also be used on passenger ships in the future.

The ship owner Anthony Veder is specialized in transporting gas by seagoing vessels. Its fleet currently consists of more than 25 ships. MEYER WERFT and the Anthony Veder have collaborated in both the new building and the repair sector since the middle of the 1970s.

The ship has proven its seaworthiness during the seal trials when all systems and plants were tested.

Main characteristics CORAL ENERGY

Length overall  155.00 m
Length between perpendiculars  146.67 m
Breadth moulded  22.70 m
Depth to main deck  14.95 m
Draught max. (fully loaded)  8.20 m
Cargo tank volume  ~ 15,600 cbm
Speed  15.8 kts
Crew cabins  25
Engine output  Wärtsilä - 7,800 kW
Classification  Bureau Veritas 
Class ✠Hull, ✠Mach,
Liquefied Gas Carrier,
Type 2G, Unrestricted
navigation, ✠ICE Class I A,

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