Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore has granted Paris-based Marinnov approval in principle (AIP) for its design for a 19,000-cubic-metre LNG bunkering vessel with a GTT membrane type tank.
The DP2 vessel’s design includes four azimuth thrusters fitted at each corner of the hull to enable safe ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations at anchorage and in waiting areas.
The DP system will eliminate the need for mooring lines with the client ship. BV claims this not only simplifies and shortens the overall duration of the bunkering operation but also allows the bunker ship to immediately move away from the client ship in case of an emergency shutdown and disconnection of transfer hoses.
The vessel will be optimised for both coastal navigation and port operations.
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