A naming ceremony for an LNG-powered car and truck carrier owned by United European Car Carriers (UECC) took place in the Copenhagen Malmö Port on Tuesday.

The carrier, named Auto Energy, is a sister vessel to the world’s first LNG-powered PCTC Auto ECO, that was christened in the port of Zeebrugge in November last year.

Naming ceremony for UECC’s 2nd LNG-fueled car carrier

Both of the vessels are equipped with a dual-fuel engine (ME-GI engine) for both the main and auxiliary engines.

The Auto Energy was delivered to United European Car Carriers, a joint venture by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, at the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) shipyard in China in November.

The vessel has a capacity to transport nearly 4000 vehicles, including 6000 square meters of high and heavy cargo on 10 decks with a maximum cargo weight of 160 mt.

According to UECC, Auto Energy is able to complete a fourteen-day round trip solely using LNG as fuel.

The Auto Energy was also designed to meet the Finnish-Swedish ice class 1A super specifications, thus allowing it for full-year trading in the Baltic area, where ice is common in winter, and to comply with sulphur regulations.

Source: LNGWorldNews