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SEASPANLNG RECEIVES AIP FROM BV FOR 7600m3 LNG BUNKER VESSEL

SEASPANLNG RECEIVES AIP FROM BV FOR 7600m3 LNG BUNKER VESSEL

Friday, April 23, 2021 

SeaspanLNG of Canada has secured an Approval in Principle (AIP) with Bureau Veritas, for the design of a 7600m3 LNG bunker vessel, designed for ship-to-ship LNG transfer as well as coastal/short sea shipping operations by Seaspan Ferries’ partner Vard Marine.

Seaspan Ferries’ dual fuel hybrid electric ferries were developed by Vard in 2014 and included a new method of bunkering the vessels. This has led to the creation of a new line of Vard 9 series LNG bunker vessels, focused on safe, efficient and economical refuelling of multiple ship types as well as an ability to transfer to and from a wide range of terminals. Major emphasis has been placed on the ability to incorporate emerging technologies, increase electric storage system (ESS) capacity, and further operational emissions and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions while maintaining operability and flexibility. The new 112.8m design employs two azimuthing thrusters and two bow thrusters for manoeuvring and station-keeping. The principle characteristics of the vessel include:

“Seaspan is proud to collaborate and partner with Vard and Bureau Veritas for the Approval in Principle of this advanced and highly maneuverable 7600cbm LNG bunker vessel which is designed specifically for our business areas,” said Harly Penner, Director of Fleet Engineering and Vessel Development.

“Seaspan is committed to bringing clean LNG bunkers to the West Coast of North America through our LNG bunkering business, in order to assist ship owners in meeting their IMO2030 targets,” said VP Gord Miller.

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