The vessel is 40.2 m long, has a beam of 16 m, and will provide tug services to Norway’s Statoil at the terminal at Melkøya. The vessel has been designed to operate in freezing temperatures, and is specially shaped to enable full operational availability at temperatures as low as -20°C.
The tug will use LNG in the majority of its operations, but will be capable of using diesel as well, ensuring a high level of operational security.
Over the next few months, the vessel will remain moored at the yard’s quay, whilst it outfitted according to the best shipbuilding standards, until completion. Upon completion, the vessel will undergo sea trials before eventually being delivered in 2017.
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