DNV GL to Class LNG Helgoland Ferry

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The new Fassmer built Helgoland ferry for AG EMS, will be constructed under the supervision of classification society DNV GL. The nearly 80m long vessel will be the first German flagged newbuilding to be equipped with an propulsion system designed to operate primarily with liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel.

Using LNG as fuel allows the vessel to make significant cuts to its emissions to the air, bringing it into compliance with incoming regulations to protect the environment. Virtually eliminating particulate matter and significantly cutting sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions, the switch from conventional fuel also results in up to a 30% reduction of carbon dioxide, making the vessel especially suited to environmentally sensitive coastal areas. The new ship also meets the “Blue Angel” standards for Eco-friendly ship design.

“At DNV GL we have promoted the use of LNG as a ship fuel for many years and it is very gratifying to see that there is a growing realisation of the potential of this technology to help the shipping industry demonstrate its commitment to acting as responsible steward of the environment,” said Henning Pewe, DNV GL LNG expert. “We have been working for some time on the development of these technologies, especially in the area of bunkering, to ensure that as more owners look to take advantage of these innovations they have the support they need to be confident in the safety of their investment.”

Both the primary and auxiliary engines are dual fuel designs, but the vessel will operate primarily on LNG, while retaining the ability to switch to conventional fuels if so required. The hull has been specially designed to enable a cruising speed of some 20 knots, with a dynamic stabilization system in place to ensure passenger comfort.

Delivery is scheduled for April 2015 the ship will have a passenger capacity of 1,000, while also boasting an onboard crane and room for up to ten 10ft reefer containers. The new ship will operate year round between the ports of Cuxhaven and Helgoland.

dnv.com
 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

LNG

Poland Received Less Gas Than Requested from Gazprom

Poland's gas pipeline operator Gaz-System said the country received about 20 million cubic metres of natural gas on Friday from the eastern direction, less than

Britain Loses Europe's Gas Trading Crown to the Dutch

Britain has been topped by the Netherlands as Europe's leading natural gas trading hub this summer, ending decades of British dominance in the sector. Britain

MTU Shows SMM it's Ready for IMO Tier lll

The Rolls-Royce brand MTU is showing its concepts at the current SMM, Hamburg, in response to the IMO Tier III emission standard which is due to come into force in 2016.

News

Gazprom Scraps Plan to Cut Gas Deliveries

Russia's Gazprom scrapped a plan to cut gas exports to Romania by 9 percent on Saturday and by 5 percent on Sunday, Romania's Energy Minister Razvan Nicolescu said.

Poland Received Less Gas Than Requested from Gazprom

Poland's gas pipeline operator Gaz-System said the country received about 20 million cubic metres of natural gas on Friday from the eastern direction, less than

China Aug Power Output Falls First Time in 4 yrs

China's power output, a bellwether for economic activity, posted its first annual decline in more than four years in August, adding to evidence that the world's

Vessels

Yang Ming Extends Charter Terms for Five 14,000-TEU Ships

Seaspan Corporation announced today that Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., has confirmed the term of the fixed-rate time charters for the five 14000 TEU SAVER

SMM 2014 Witnesses Record Turnout

SMM was another full success. With more than 2,100 exhibitors from all around the world, including 150 first-timers, with 50,000 industry visitors and roughly 90,

Vard Orders Rolls-Royce Equipment for Rem OCV/AH

Rolls-Royce has won a £19m contract with the Norwegian shipbuilding group Vard to deliver deck machinery, propulsion and engines to a new offshore construction

Classification Societies

DNV GL: Beyond Condition Monitoring in the Maritime Industry

Moving from a regime of scheduled rule-based maintenance to a data-driven risk-based regime can lead to more accurate and timely maintenance resulting in increased safety,

Breakthrough for Very Large Ethane Carriers

Hartmann Schiffahrts Gmbh & Co. KG, Jaccar Holdings, HB Hunte Engineering and DNV GL, signed a letter of intent for the classification of five ECO STAR 85k very large ethane carriers.

Look No Hands! Concept Short-sea Trader

DNV GL say that the increasing stress placed on land based logistic networks is driving the search for alternatives, and one of the most promising is short sea shipping.

Ferries

Video: Vessel Operators Remember 9/11 Heroism

On the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, America’s tugboat, towboat and barge industry pauses to remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives,

Rolls-Royce Propulsion Systems for New Finnlines Ferries

Rolls-Royce says it has won a contract to install its efficient Promas Lite propulsion system on two vessels for ferry operator Finnlines. Promas Lite is an integrated

WFSA Ferry Design Competition: University Team Wins

The World Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) has announced the results of its Second Annual international student design competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry. The top prize of $5,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1393 sec (7 req/sec)