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Bureau Veritas classes LNG-fuelled oil/chemical tanker

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Bureau Veritas (BV) has released a statement claiming that it has classed the Ternsund – an LNG-fuelled newbuild oil/chemical tanker. The 15 000 dwt, 147 m long vessel was built under BV class at Avic Dingheng, China, and delivered to Denmark’s Terntank Rederi in late June 2016.

Ternsund is an IMO Type 2 oil/chemical tanker capable of carrying nine grades of cargo in 16 different tanks. It features a Wärtsilä RT-flex50-D dual-fuel low-speed engine, which will deliver 5850 kW propelling the vessel via a CPP propeller. It has a service speed of 14.5 knots and will operate in North European waters under charter to a Finnish company. It will store LNG on board in two 315 m3 Type C tanks, which will be located on deck.

The President of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division, Philippe Donche-Gay, said: “We led the way globally classing dual-fuel gas carriers and we are now leading the way with newbuildings of different ship types using LNG as fuel. Step-by-step, shipping is moving to cleaner fuels and Bureau Veritas is helping it to do that safely and with confidence.”

The vessel is the first of four ships that all feature the Wärtsilä RT-flex50-D dual-fuel low-speed engine. In early August 2016, this particular vessel became the world’s first to take on LNG as bunker fuel in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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