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VT Halter Marine Launches Offshore LNG Bunker ATB Barge for Q-LNG

Logistic News - Published on Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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A few weeks after being named, the Q-LNG 4000 launched from the docks of VT Halter Marine Inc, a company of ST Engineering North America. The Q-LNG 4000 is America’s first offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Articulated Tug and Barge LNG ATB unit. The Q-LNG 4000 barge is designed to carry 4,000 cubic meters of LNG, with dimensions of 324’ x 64’ x 32’.6”. Its tug, the Q-Ocean Services, is scheduled to launch late October. The tug will have 5,100 horsepower, powered by two GE 6L250 MDC EPA Tier 4 main engines, with Wartsila Z-drives, and dimensions of 128’ x42’ x 21’.

The LNG ATB Unit is designed to meet the requirements of American Bureau of Shipbuilding and the International Gas Carrier code as an LNG bunkering barge.

Anticipated delivery of the ATB unit is in the first quarter of 2020.

In November 2017, VT Halter Marine was awarded a contract by Q-LNG Transport to build the ATB LNG unit, which was announced as part of a long-term contract with Shell Trading (US) Company, to deliver LNG as a fuel source to various ports in Florida and the Caribbean. It will bunker Carnival Cruise Line’s two new dual-fuel ships and two dualfuel Siem Car Carrier pure car truck carriers chartered by the Volkswagen Group to transport vehicles from Europe to North America.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Tue, 22 Oct 2019
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