Smaller Ship to Be Built in Romania
Will Join Cardissa in Rotterdam Area
Shell has disclosed plans for a second liquefied natural gas bunker vessel to be based in Rotterdam, at the same time confirming that its pioneering Cardissa LNG bunker vessel has arrived at the Netherlands port.
Cardissa has capacity for 6,500 cubic meters – upwards of 1.7 million gallons – of LNG.
Cardissa’s “seagoing capability enables Shell to serve customers with LNG fuel from the Gate terminal in Rotterdam to locations throughout Europe,” Shell says. Shell announced its order for the vessel with STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in Korea in late 2014.
The new vessel will have capacity for 3,000 cubic meters of LNG – approximately 792,000 gallons. It will “will provide maximum flexibility to serve a large variety of marine customers, such as coastal tankers, seagoing tankers, cargo ships, cruise ships, inland waterway barges and ferries,” says a Shell downstream LNG spokesman in Houston.
Shell’s new smaller bunker vessel is to be built at the Severnav Shipyard in Romania, the spokesman told F&F, and will be owned by a joint venture between CFT/Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (France) and Victrol NV (Belgium).
Shell itself is deploying 15 new LNG-fueled powered barges for petroleum product transport (F&F, June 26).
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Source: Shell with Fleets & Fuels follow-up