Aker Yards to build LNG powered PSV for DOFVessel & ROV News // March 11, 2008
Using LNG does not reduce cargo capacity in Aker Yards' PSV 06 LNG.
Aker Yards has been awarded a contract by Norwegian company DOF to build an innovative LNG-powered PSV.
Said Aker yards: "The vessel is designed and equipped with the newest and most innovative environmentally friendly equipment and solutions. After delivery from Aker Yards in Norway in 2010, the vessel will operate on charter for StatoilHydro."
The vessel will be equipped with duel fuel engines able to run on both LNG and ordinary marine diesel.
By using environmentally friendly LNG propulsion, the vessel's NOx emissions will be reducee by by 85-90 per cent in addition to significant reductions of CO2 emissions.
The patent pending design solution is unique because the LNG tank does not reduce cargo capacity for the vessel, rather the new design has a higher cargo capacity than other vessels of the same size.
"This is an important order for Aker Yards. LNG is a technology in which we already have a strong track record. Today's order confirms our strong position in environmentally friendly propulsion. We are particularly proud that we won in contest with a number of other strong yards and designs," explained Roy Reite, President of Aker Yards, Offshore & Specialized Vessels.
"Aker Yards is a leading player in the global market for purpose-built offshore service vessels. The new contract with DOF ASA also highlights the strength of the innovative offshore designs of Aker Yards Project," said Reite.
The vessel was designed by Aker Yards Project in Ålesund, Norway.
The Aker PSV 06 LNG vessel will be built at Aker Yards in Norway and elivery to DOF is scheduled for the end of 2010.
Type of vessel: Aker PSV 06 LNG
Design Aker Yards Project
Length 94.90 m
Beam 20.00 m
Deadweight 5,000 tonnes
Main engines 3 X 2,500kW
Speed 16 knots
Accommodation 25 persons