Marine Link
Saturday, May 26, 2018

TOTE Delays Midnight Sun’s LNG Conversion

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 14, 2018

Photo: TOTE Maritime

Photo: TOTE Maritime

TOTE Maritime Alaska has adjusted its liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion schedule, pushing back works on its RoRo vessel Midnight Sun by one year in order to align with the most recent timeline for Tacoma’s LNG-plant completion.

Under the new schedule, Midnight Sun, which was originally scheduled to undergo phase 1 of the LNG conversion from mid-December 2018 through early-February 2019, will wait until 2019-2020 for the work to be performed.

The new conversion schedule is as follows:

  • Midnight Sun Phase 1: 2019-2020
  • North Star Phase 2: 2020-2021
  • Midnight Sun Phase 2: 2021-2022

TOTE emphasized it is fully committed to convert the Orca class vessels to LNG, and said it will continue sailing the vessels throughout the year with the exception of routine holiday single-sailings.

In place of this year’s dry dock period, TOTE will continue preparing Midnight Sun’s transition to LNG for items that don’t require a dry-dock.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover May 2018 - Marine Propulsion Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News