After the delivery of the Flexfueler001 in June 2019, we delivered the LNG cargo handling systems for the Flexfueler002 to shipyard Gebroeders Kooiman, Fluxys and Titan LNG in October 2020. In early February 2021, the first ship to ship (STS) bunkering took place where the barge delivered LNG to the product tanker Ramelia, operated by the Swedish Gothia Tanker Alliance.
For this project we carried out both the mechanical and electrical installation of the LNG cargo handling systems.
Our scope of delivery consisted of the following activities:
- Design and detailed engineering cargo handling systems;
- Procurement of equipment, valves and instrumentation;
- Prefabrication of the pipework;
- Installation of the pipework;
- Commissioning of the cargo handling systems.
The Flexfueler002 is an exact copy of her sister ship the Flexfueler001. The LNG bunker barge (LBB) has four LNG tanks of 370 m³ each. The barge will supply ships equipped with an LNG fuel system from the port of Antwerp in Belgium.
For STS bunkering, the cargo handling system is equipped with a small bunker connection for inland vessels and a larger bunker connection for larger vessels, such as cruise ships. Though the barge is not self-propelled, it does have diesel generator sets on board to power the cargo pumps and electrical systems.
INFRASTRUCTURE LNG BUNKERING
With the delivery of the FlexFueler002, we have once again have been able to make a positive contribution to the expansion of the LNG bunkering infrastructure for inland shipping and sea going vessels in the ARA area.
We at Marine Service Noord wish the FlexFueler002 and her crew a safe journey.
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