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BHGI awarded alternative fuel initiative

LNG Industry,

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) has been awarded a task order for an Alternative Fuel (liquefied natural gas/compressed natural gas) Initiative through a contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Marine Design Centre (MDC).

BHGI will analyse a subset of the USACE fleet regarding how suitable it is for conversion to liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) power. As part of the analysis, sources of LNG or CNG will be investigated so that fuel availability can be considered in the selection process.

After completion of the analysis state, USACE will select a single vessel for further investigation. BHGI will then design the modifications, and USACE will decide whether to move forward with physical modifications of the vessel.

Greg Beers, principal naval architect, commented: “Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. is very excited to be working with such a forward looking organisation as Marine Design Centre, who understands the potential benefits that LNG propulsion represents.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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