First LNG-Powered Tugboat Sets Sails

Posted by Michelle Howard
Friday, January 17, 2014
M/T Borgøy

M/T Borgøy, the world’s first tug to be fuelled by the much more environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG), designed by Norwegian Buksèr og Berging in-house team with the assistance of Marine Design AS in Norway, further developed by Sanmar’s modern shipyard in Istanbul, completed her sea trials successfully this month and started her maiden voyage to Norway on January 14.


The engines, propulsion package and LNG system were delivered by Rolls Royce. Usage of LNG in this tugboat eliminates sulphur emissions, bring particulate matter emissions down close to zero and reduce the discharge of CO2 and NOx by 26 percent and 80-90 percent respectively. She will be operated by Buksèr og Berging in Statoil’s Kaarstoe Gas Terminal.
 


Specification for LNG Fueled Tugboat Borgøy

Type Of Vessel : 35 m Stern Drive LNG fuelled Terminal TUG
Classification : DNV +1A1-E0-GAS FUELLED-TUG-ESCORT (100,10) -OILREC- FIFI I - GMDSS Area 3
Designer : Buksér og Berging AS and Marine Design AS
Builder : Sanmar Shipyard
LOA : 35.00 M
Beam(max) : 15.40 M
Depth : 7.50 M
Draft : 5.50 M
Main Engines : 2 x Bergen C26:33L6PG 1705kW@1000 rpm LNG fuelled each, spark arrestor silencer,air start, plate type heat exchanger cooling,
Bollard Pull : 68 tons
Steering Pull Tonnes : 110 tons at 10 knots
Service Speed : 13,5 knots
Gen.Sets : 2 x Nordhavn/Scania Dıesel GASI 12-07-10-60G 240ekW each 400 V, 50 Hz
Propulsion Units : 2 x Rolls Royce US35 CP
Propellers : 3000 mm diameter, CP, 4 bladed CuNiAl.
Bow Thruster : Schottel SPJ 82- 333 kW
Towing Winch : Karmoy, hydraulic driven, Escorting capability, drum capacity of apprx. 250 m, rope 72 mm dia (fore) and 600 m 57mm dia (aft), line pull 130 t at 0-275 metres/minute, brake capacity: 250tonnes at bare drum.
Fendering : Heavy duty rubber fender fitted.
- bow: 800 OD x 400 mm ID cyclindrical
- lower bow:"W" block type, 300mm deep
- main sheer: 250mm hollow "D" section from bow to stern
- stern: "W" block fender, 300mm deep
Communication : GMDSS A3
Navigation : FURUNO - Radar (2), GPS, DGPS Compass, GYRO compass, Satellite Compas, Echo-sounder, AIS, NMEA distributer, Autopilot , Speedlog, wheather station. EPIRB, SART, VHF, SSB, Navtex, BNWAS, UHF hand radios,
Wheelhouse : Heated wheelhouse windows, fore and aft, straightline heavy duty wipers.
Deck Crane : Heila HLRM 90-5S
Life Saving Eq. : 2 x Liferaft for 12 person, 14 life jackets, 12 life buoys, 4 Safetly work vests, line throwing apparatus, escape sets, etc. according to Flag and Class Rules
Accomodation : 2 single and 2 double cabins,in total 6. lavatory and pantry with Freezer and Refrigerator, North European Standards in Comfort and Quality. Heated floors on WC’s. Sound levels at apprx. 80% engine load are 60-65 dB in cabins and apprx 65 dB in wheelhouse corridors and mess room.

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

People & Company News

EMS Seven Seas Announces New CEO

EMS Seven Seas announces new CEO; enters into agreement to acquire Wave Shipping, a Singapore-based maritime and port agency services company. EMS Seven Seas,

Liebherr Sees Growing Demand for Harbor Cranes in Latin America

Several new deliveries to Latin America; strong 2014 year for Liebherr mobile harbor cranes Liebherr said its mobile harbor crane population in Latin America

Sri Lanka Port Project: China Merchants, CHEC Invest $601-M

Two of China's largest port operators and engineering firms have agreed to invest in a $601 million terminal in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, part of a series of

Workboats

Viking Supply Ships Sell PSV 'SBS Cirrus'

Rederi AB TransAtlantic subsidiary Viking Supply Ships says it has sold the 1985 built platform supply vessel SBS Cirrus. The vessel has been delivered to its new owners,

Lake Charles Tugboat Engine Room Fire Extinguished

The Coast Guard informs that along with the Black Bayou Fire Department it has responded to a tugboat on fire near Lake Charles, Louisiana. At approximately 1:15 p.

MN 100: Ingram Barge Company

4400 Harding Road Nashville, TN 37205-2290 Tel: (615) 298-8200   Email: Elizabeth@tsgnashville.com Website: www.ingrambarge.com CEO: Orrin H. Ingram The

Navigation

New e-Navigation Technologies from Transas

Transas Marine introduced new software solutions for voyage planning and fleet management at SMM 2014 as a step towards becoming the forerunner in the development of e-Navigation technologies.

Bulgarian Naval Academy Installs VSTEP Simulators

The Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna purchased a 360° Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator and an Incident Management Simulator for training of its Naval and Merchant marine students.

Maritime Academy Awarded DHS Grant for Arctic Training

Maine Maritime Academy receives $450,000 grant From U.S. Department of Homeland Security for ice navigation and maritime first responder courses for the Arctic Maine

Environmental

Impact of Upcoming Regulations on Wreck Removal

The Nairobi International Convention on wreck removal was ratified by India recently and will be enforceable from April next year. This will place financial responsibility

ICS Counsels Wisdom on Ballast Water Convention

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has reiterated its call for governments to address the serious implementation issues concerning the IMO Ballast Water

Maritime Academy Awarded DHS Grant for Arctic Training

Maine Maritime Academy receives $450,000 grant From U.S. Department of Homeland Security for ice navigation and maritime first responder courses for the Arctic Maine

Marine Power

Ship Safety: IMO Committee Agree Draft IGF Code

IMO informs that the draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with proposed amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS,

Cat, Deltamarin Develop Modular FPSO Power Unit

Caterpillar Launches New Modular Solution Developed with Deltamarin for FPSO and Offshore Platform Main Power at 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference Caterpillar

Gas Turbine Acceptance Test Completed for S. Korea Navy

Rolls-Royce has reached a milestone in the Republic of Korea Navy’s FFX frigate program, with the successful completion of acceptance tests for the MT30 gas turbine.

LNG

For Europe's LNG Ports, Russia Gas Fears and US Exporters Buoy Demand

Gas buyers nervous of Russia cutting supply are helping solve Europe's problem of too many underused liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, as they seek space at France's Dunkirk plant.

Ferus Smit Building LNG Powered Cement Carrier

The first unique LNG powered ship that Ferus Smit has on order for Erik Thun A.B. will be built and equipped as a dedicated cement carrier. The ship will be delivered to the joint venture JT cement,

China Orders More MAN Dual-Fuel Units

51/60DF engines to power LNGCs MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced a further order for its MAN 51/60DF engine. After a longer period of evaluation, an international consortium,

Vessels

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Delivers Fourth PSV

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) delivered the fourth high value platform supply vessel (PSV) for BP Shipping at its main shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. HMD won

EMS Seven Seas Announces New CEO

EMS Seven Seas announces new CEO; enters into agreement to acquire Wave Shipping, a Singapore-based maritime and port agency services company. EMS Seven Seas,

Impact of Upcoming Regulations on Wreck Removal

The Nairobi International Convention on wreck removal was ratified by India recently and will be enforceable from April next year. This will place financial responsibility

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators 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: 0.2851 sec (4 req/sec)