Vessel ordered in the Joint Industry Project FLEXI
Sirius Rederi and Anthony Veder order new LNG Vessel
Sirius Veder Gas AB has ordered a state of the art 5,800m3 LNG bunker and feeder vessel with Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes, the first to be built in Europe. The company – a joint venture owned by Anthony Veder Group and Sirius Rederi – will operate this combined LNG bunker and feeder vessel for Skangass under a long term charter. The new vessel will serve the increasing number of vessels using LNG as a marine fuel, thus reducing their CO2, NOx, SOx and particle matter emissions. It will be delivered in February 2017.
Unique vessel concept
The new vessel combines proven technology applied in Anthony Veder’s small scale LNG carriers including a dual-fuel engine. The specific design features required to perform safe and reliable bunkering operations, e.g. thrusters to facilitate increased manoeuvrability, has been developed by both Anthony Veder and Sirius Rederi. Furthermore, the vessel has the highest ice class notation (1A) which allows it to trade in the Baltics during winter time.
Pilot LNG and JIP FLEXI
The development of this vessel is a part of the Joint Industry Project FLEXI, included in Pilot LNG. The combined LNG feeder and bunker vessel is an important part of the establishment of an LNG infrastructure in the Skagerrack/Kattegat area in the Baltic Sea. This project is co-funded by the EU through the TEN-T programme.