The first LNG carrier holding the Ice Class 1A Super classification has been named Coral EnergICE at Finland’s Port of Turku.
The 18,000-cubic-metre LNG vessel had been delivered to its owner, Anthony Veder, by Neptun Werft at Rostock, Germany.
Designed and constructed to operate in the Baltic Sea, Coral EnergICE has a reinforced hull that can break through one-metre-thick ice. The engines and generators are also designed to give the vessel extra power when sailing through thick ice and harsh winter conditions.
The 164-metre Coral EnergICE will be used by Skangas to bring LNG to Skangas LNG terminal at Pori and the joint venture Manga LNG terminal Tornio in Finland.
She has a service speed of 15.5 knots.
The construction of Coral EnergICE was funded with the first sustainable shipping loan, fully certified in accordance with the Clean Shipping Index Guidelines by Bureau Veritas, which also verified the sustainable credentials of the transaction.
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