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Gondan Shipyard wins LNG tug contract

LNG Industry,

Gondan Shipyard has signed a new contract with Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi AS for the construction of three LNG-fuelled tugboats that will join its fleet at Statoil’s Melkøya terminal.

These three new escort tugs will operate in arctic environments with temperatures as low as -20º C, and as such require a demanding design and quality construction to protect crew and equipment from severe weather conditions.

With a length of 40 m and beam of 16 m, the tugs will have a bollard pull of 100 t and escort steering force of 155 t. The propulsion system will be a dual-fuel system that can operate on LNG or marine gas oil. Delivery is estimated for the first half of 2017.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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