LNG-fueled Tanker Delivered to LR Class

press release
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
MT Argonon, a 6,100-dwt dual-fueled chemical tanker.

World’s first LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding delivered to Deen Shipping by Rotterdam's Shipyard Trico to Lloyd’s Register class. Chemical tanker MT Argonon to emit less Sox, Nox and particulates across Europe's inland waterways.

The world's first new LNG-fuelled tanker has been delivered in Rotterdam to Lloyd's Register class, heralding the start of a new era of cleaner shipping for Europe's local waterways. The delivery of MT Argonon, a 6,100-dwt dual-fuelled chemical tanker, represents a significant milestone for the Deen Shipping subsidiary, Argonon Shipping B.V., in its pursuit of cleaner transport solutions for Europe. Lloyd’s Register helped the owners and regulators to identify their risks, meet regulatory requirements and overcome the technical challenges for the precedent-setting tanker. 

"This has been a great project and it is a significant first," said Piet Mast, Lloyd’s Register's Marine Business Manager for Western Europe. "The nature of inland waterways traffic, which passes through or close to major population centres, makes LNG an attractive way to reduce harmful local emissions. We had to look carefully at the risks and worked closely with the owner and the regulators to ensure that they understood, and were comfortable with, the technical solutions that were developed."
The dual-fuel system is designed to burn an 80/20 mixture of natural gas and diesel, reducing Sox, Nox and particulate-matter emissions, as well as reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from tank to flue. The LNG is stored in a transport tank located on deck, supplied by Cryonorm Projects, based near Amsterdam. "The inland shipping industry, as far as we know, is the safest and cleanest mode of transport. But, to keep this lead, we have to take a big step forward in environmental performance," said shipowner Gerard Deen. "I think that the dual-fuel principle is a way to reduce the emissions in our sector. Lloyd’s Register was very pragmatic in their approach to finding solutions to convert seagoing regulations into inland shipping rules regarding dual fuel."
Along with Lloyd’s Register, the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate approved the vessel’s LNG system for operation in the Netherlands and the ship has taken on its first load of LNG bunker fuel. The next step is to secure the regulatory approvals from the Central Commission for Navigating on the Rhine and the UN-ECE ADN Safety Committee, to open the way for navigation beyond the Netherlands.
"The owners are to be congratulated for being pioneers," said Mast. "At Lloyd’s Register, we have been involved with LNG for a long time, so were able to provide support through the plan-approval and construction processes. We now look forward to supporting the ship through many years of ‘clean’ trading." Argonon has entered service and will start operating with gas this week following some final, main-engine tests. Built by Rotterdam's Shipyard Trico B.V., the tanker is 110 metres in length and propelled by two, dual-fuel Caterpillar DF3512 engines, each providing 1,115 KW.
The ship has the capacity to transit from Rotterdam to Basel and back without bunkering.
"We are currently providing technical and regulatory guidance for 20 confirmed or proposed inland waterway applications that intend to use LNG as fuel," says Bas Joormann, West European Area Inland Waterway Product Manager for Lloyd’s Register. "There is a lot of interest, and for good reason. Inland waterways, like ferries in emission-control areas, are very suitable for LNG. But the regulatory regime is different. We're helping owners and governmental bodies to identify the risks and manage them to at least the level of safety provided by the existing fuel-management and combustion requirements."

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