World’s first LNG-powered dry cargo vessel ready for launch

By Vessels

On Saturday 31 st October at 11:00 local time, M/V Greenland bn 423 will be launched at the Ferus Smit Westerbroek Yard.

M/V Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier built for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway.

World’s first LNG-powered dry cargo vessel ready for launch

Image: ferus-smit

The vessel will be one of the first ever dry cargo vessels with an LNG fuelled propulsion system.

This unique design incorporates a pressurised LNG tank positioned in the foreship. While sailing on LNG, the vessel will meet the most stringent emission criteria, as well as new norms that might be in place in futures for environmental sensitive areas.

The cement cargo system will consist of a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on fluidization of cement by means of compressed air.

Source: ferus-smit.nl