Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp. (OT&BE) has been contracted to design a new high speed LNG fuelled AT/B container carrier for Minyan Marine LLC. The ship will be the world’s first LNG-powered AT/B. The company was also lately awarded the design contract for a new container AT/B for the McAllister Bros./Maine Ports effort.
Minyan Marine LLC is planning to operate high-speed Jones Act AT/B cellular container carriers between the Gulf Coast and the East and West Coasts. The LNG fuelled 15 knot units are of a fully cellular design and will also be capable of carrying project cargo as well as oversize loads, and will be based on OT&BE’s ‘Rapid’ class AT/B design.
The AT/B’s barge portion will have a capacity of 1056 TEU. The barge will feature a set of LNG fuel tanks adjacent to the tug notch and will employ a proprietary barge to tug a gas fuel transfer system developed by OT&BE client Argent Marine.
Adapted from various sources by Ted Monroe
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