On Saturday, September 2, 2017, the Royal Bodewes shipyard handed over the LNG bunker tanker ‘Coralius’ to her new owner, Sirius Veder Gas (SVG). After the tanks had been rendered inert with nitrogen a week earlier, the ship left Eemshaven for the Norwegian island of Donsö, where the ship could already be admired at the 2017 Donsö Shipping Meet. After this meet, the ship bunkered LNG for the first time.
For this ship, Marine Service Noord carried out engineering, procurement, prefabrication and installation work. We designed the mechanical systems in the engine room and provided detail engineering with 3D modeling. In addition, we handled the procurement of components, fittings and instrumentation for the mechanical engineering systems in the engine room. We installed the cargo handling systems on the cargo deck in Papenburg. Finally, we performed the commissioning in Eemshaven together with the project’s subcontractors.
The ‘Coralius’ is almost 100m long and 18m wide. The ship has two bilobe tanks for LNG storage, with a capacity of 2550 and 3250 cbm respectively. The main engine is a 3,000 kW Wärtsilä 6L34DF dual fuel engine. For the auxiliary power, there are two 275kWe Mitsubishi GS6R2 gas generator sets and a 475kWe MAS 760-S diesel generator set on board. The vessel also has a 1000 kW dual fuel boiler, supplied by Gesab, which uses the boil off from the cargo tanks for the hot water system.
HARD WORK FOR FANTASTIC RESULTS
We are proud to have contributed to this high tech LNG new build. Our project team performed well and got the job done under occasionally difficult circumstances. We will apply our new experience to future projects for the small scale LNG market.
Marine Service Noord wishes the 'Coralius' and her crew a safe voyage.
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