Working closely with a major operator of gas ships, ICE has developed a “milk run” LNG distribution tanker with a cargo capacity of 20,000 cum. The gas is contained in two type C semi-pressurised and fully refrigerated bi-lobe cargo tanks.
The vessel’s dual-fuel propulsion system is designed to normally operate on boil-off gas (BOG), whilst having the ability to alternatively run on distillate fuel. This solution allows the vessel to comply with sulphur emission control area (SECA) restrictions and to manage the amount of BOG during fully laden trips.
The unusually low draft and high manoeuvrability would allow the vessel to supply LNG to terminals and end users in location that has so far not been serviced by ocean-going LNG carriers.