The first LNG bunker barge will be built on the west coast by the ABS class
The first LNG bunkering barge on the west coast of North America, which is expected to serve maritime transport from 2023, is to be built in ABS class.
As a global leader in the classification and certification of ships and LNG systems, ABS is uniquely qualified to support Cryopeak LNG Solutions Corporation (Cryopeak) and Island Tug & Barge Ltd. (ITB) who have developed a design for a 4,000 m3 articulated tug and barge. The design uses one of ITB’s tugs to deliver LNG as fuel to shipping lines calling at ports on the west coast.
“No one understands better than ABS the potential of LNG to help maritime transport achieve its sustainable development goals. So it’s great to be able to support this project, which will further expand the availability of LNG along the west coast. We are proud to rank the first LNG bunker on the West Coast, ”said John McDonald, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Business Development.
“We are delighted to have ABS as a classification society for this project. The maritime industry is looking for solutions to allow the use of LNG as part of its journey to reduce emissions and fuel costs. This project delivers that and will allow ships to adopt LNG as a cleaner alternative fuel. said Calum McClure, CEO of Cryopeak.
“ITB’s commitment to ship modernization has set the bar for operational and safety excellence in the marine transportation of petroleum products by tug and barge. Through our partnership with ABS and Cryopeak, we look forward to building on this success and providing efficient and reliable solutions to the LNG bunkering market in Western Canada and the US Pacific Northwest. ITB’s articulated Tug & Barge (ATB) design will meet the highest standards for maneuverability and crew safety and we are confident the vessel will be well received when fully operational. As always, we appreciate the continued support of ABS to this end, ”added Adrian Samuel, President of ITB.
“We are proud to be a leader in LNG as a marine fuel and our best-in-class service delivery and how we are able to use this experience to support valuable customers such as Cryopeak and ITB. We will continue to grow and expand our services to industry and to customers based in Canada, ”said Arinjit Roy, ABS Vice President, North American Business Development.
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