TOTE and its parent company, Saltchuk Resources, have announced that the Marlin Class vessels have entered the next phase of construction following the delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel slow-speed engine and LNG tanks to General Dynamics’ NASSCO’s Shipyard.
Doosan Engine, under license from MAN Diesel and Turbo, has delivered the first 8L70ME-GI engine. Earlier this year, Doosan completed the engine’s Factory Acceptance Tests, a culmination of months of testing to ensure compliance with U.S. regulations and restrictions.
TOTE is the launch customer of the ME-GI engine.
Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of TOTE, said: “The Marlin class vessels, powered by Doosan’s dual-fuel engine, will provide the most modern and reliable service available […] These ships will increase shipping capacity, reduce air emissions, and ensure a cleaner environment for our workers and port communities.”
Cryos manufactured the two 900 m3 LNG tanks, which were also delivered. These stainless steel cryogenic tanks weigh 380 t each and will store LNG aboard the Marlin ships.
The first vessel is nearly 40% complete and construction will start on the second Marlin vessel in late May, with delivery of the Marlins scheduled in late 2015 and early 2016.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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