MAN Cryo Supplying LNG System For Norwegian Fish Carrier

MAN Cryo's LNG fuel-gas system bound for Norwegian live-fish carrier.

MAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel-gas-system manufacturer – will supply an LNG fuel-gas supply system to a Norwegian live-fish carrier ordered by Nordlaks, one of Norway’s largest aquaculture companies.

The new vessel will be a sister to an identical vessel ordered during the summer of 2018 – again for Nordlaks – for which MAN Cryo also won the order to provide the fuel-supply system. The system forms part of a hybrid gas-battery propulsion solution – a first for the segment, the company said.

Designed by NSK in Norway, the sister vessels will be built at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. Tersan has, over the years, built a number of LNG-powered vessels and this will be the fifth since 2016 that is equipped with a marine fuel-gas system delivered by MAN Cryo.

“These orders mark our entry into a new marine segment with its own unique demands,” said Louise Andersson,head of MAN Cryo. “Nordlaks’ interest in exploiting sustainable technology fits seamlessly with our ambition to become a leading supplier within sectors where there is a growing demand for LNG-fueled solutions. We are very pleased with this order from Tersan and look forward to continuing our cooperation with such a valued customer.”

MAN Cryo’s scope of supply for each vessel covers:

  • Two vertical vacuum insulated 146-m3 LNG tanks, each with two redundant ‘tank connecting spaces’
  • Two BS100-GR bunker stations
  • Two HEU 100 glycol-heat exchanger units

Upon construction, the vessels will have a length of 84.25 m, a breadth of 19.0 m, and will be capable of transporting over 600 tons of live fish, particularly salmon and trout. The carriers are designed for operation at aquaculture facilities in more exposed waters and delivery of the latest vessel is expected during 2021.

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