Third tank for the Knutsen LNG tanker. It will serve LNG small scale warehouse in Ravenna (Edison)

26 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Third tank for the Knutsen LNG tanker. It will serve LNG small scale warehouse in Ravenna (Edison)

The South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, who is currently building the small/medium scale LNG tanker on behalf of the Norwegian shipping company Knutsen, has recently mounted the third LNG tank on board the ship which will have a total capacity of 30,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas.

Hyundai Mipo, a unit of the Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, awarded the tender for the construction of the ship in 2018 through a contract worth approximately USD 76.7 million.

The LNG tanker will be one of the first small / medium size units used for the transport of LNG in the world, to have the double-lobe type C load tanks.

The vessel, 180 meters long and 28.4 meters wide, equipped with a dual-fuel propulsion (LNG/diesel) supplied by Finnish Wärtsilä and a boiling gas reuse system (BOG), should be delivered to Knutsen in the first quarter of 2021.

Subsequently, the LNG tanker will be hired over a period of 12 years by the Italian energy company Edison to serve the small-scale storage and bunkering deposit of LNG currently under construction in the Italian port of Ravenna.

Edison and the Italo-Romanian Oil Company (PIR Group) are investing approximately 112 million dollars in the terminal with a storage capacity of 20,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas, with the aim of supplying LNG to the naval transport and heavy road transportation sectors.

Source: Offshore Energy

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