SENER Debuts LNG Bunker Vessel Design

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 25, 2016

(Credit: SENER)

(Credit: SENER)

Relying on more than four decades of experience and activities in the maritime and energy markets, including the design of a Floating Regasification and Storage Units (FSRU), SENER technology and engineering Group has developed its own design of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel.
The SENER design follows the tendencies for 2030 required by operators and ship-owners. The result is a Ship To Ship (STS) LNG bunkering vessel, with IMO type C LNG cargo tanks at 4.5 bar and -163ºC, which reduces to a minimum the steam generated in the tanks (BOG - Boil Off Generated), anyway a BOG management system has been incorporated, to process the BOG generated in the transfer process. This storage system allows greater flexibility of operation, reducing the effect of the wave inside the tank, sloshing, thus allowing partial loads.
The vessel is designed for navigation, maneuverability and operation in adverse meteorological conditions, including Unrestricted Navigation notation. The propulsion uses LNG as fuel, with type C tanks on deck. Likewise, it includes last generation articulated arms designed for the STS bunkering process, with a high level of automation and control, including innovating measuring system to obtain the maximum accuracy in the measurement of the transference rate, and complying with the regulations of SIGTTO, OCIMF and IGC, among others.
Main Particulars
Length, o.a.         114.8m
Molded breadth 20.4m
Molded depth 8.5m
Draft                 5.7m
Speed                15 knots
MCR                6000 kW
Capacity        8000 cu. m.
Number of tanks 2
Material tanks 9% Ni Steel
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