Recently, ICE has been awarded contracts to provide design assistance for three different vessels being urgently converted to meet the demand for seaborne Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to substitute pipeline transportation of natural gas. All projects are subject to confidentiality restrictions, prohibiting us from identifying the customers or nature of the contracts.
ICE has a long history of designing gas ships and has earlier been involved in design of newbuilt small and large LNG carriers as well as in conversion of older LNG carriers into near-shore permanently moored Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs) designed to receive and temporarily store LNG, and gradually convert it back into gaseous form exported to pipeline gas distribution networks on land. In recent years, ICE has also developed concept designs of a shallow-draft 20,000 cum LNG carrier for distribution of LNG in a “milk run” fashion to smaller ports (see illustration) as well as an LNG bunkering barge.
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