A long-term time charter for the construction of a new Ice Class 1A Super LNG carrier has recently been signed by Gasum and Anthony Veder.
The purpose of this contract is to bring LNG to two LNG terminals in Finland that are currently being constructed at Tahkoluoto, in Pori, and Röyttä in Tornio.
The 18 000 m3 vessel will be built at Neptun Werft, a German shipyard and delivered in 4Q17.
Adopting proven technology
Since the Röyttä terminal is located in the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea, the LNG carrier will have the highest ice class notation (1A Super) and COLD notation to allow the vessel to safely and reliably trade in extreme winter weather conditions.
The LNG carrier will adopt technology that has already been utilised and proven successful on previous Anthony Veder LNG carriers. Moreover, the vessel will utilise the LNG boil-off gas as a fuel for its main and auxiliary engines, making it compliant with the most stringent emission regulations.
Jan Valkier, CEO of Anthony Veder, said: “This will be the fifth small scale LNG carrier operating in the Northern European area. Furthermore, this brings the total of LNG fuelled vessels in our fleet to seven. But, this agreement primarily, and most importantly, allows us to enter into co-operation with Gasum and further expand our existing strong relationship with our well respected customer Skangas.”
Gasum CEO and Skangas Chairman of the Board, Johanna Lamminen, added: “We are very satisfied [with] our new agreement with Anthony Veder. The new vessel supports our strategic aim to develop the Nordic LNG infrastructure and gas market, furthering our possibility to offer a much more competitive product for end users in the maritime and industry sectors.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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