First LNG-powered cement carrier launched

First LNG-powered cement carrier launched
Published: 09 November 2015

Tagged Under: cement shipping LNG carrier 

Dutch shipyard Ferus Smit has christened and launched the Greenland, the first LNG-powered cement carrier.

Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier built for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with Norway’s KG Jebsen Cement (KGJ). The vessel will be the first dry cargo vessel ever with an LNG-fuelled propulsion system, in which a pressurised LNG tank is incorporated inside the hull. The 310m3 tank has been tailor-made and features double walls.  The ship is driven by a six-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine and an enclosed gas valve unit.