Tersan floats out world’s first gas-hybrid live fish carrier

Photo: Tersan

Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard has floated out a new live fish carrier ordered by Norwegian salmon farming company Norlaks.

Named Bjørg Pauline, the 84- by 19-metre vessel will be the world’s first live fish carrier to be fitted with an LNG/battery hybrid propulsion system.

NSK Ship Design, which designed the vessel, claims the propulsion system will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and NOx emissions by as much as 20 per cent and 90 per cent, respectively, compared to similarly sized live carriers that operate on conventional marine fuels.

Bjørg Pauline will be delivered to Norlaks in the summer of 2020.

Tersan is currently building the second vessel in the same series. Its launch is scheduled for 2020 while delivery will take place the following year.

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