Canada’s Seaspan bunker vessel earns BV approval in principle
Canada’s SeaspanLNG said April 20 Bureau Veritas had given its approval in principle for the design of a 7,600 m3 LNG bunker vessel.
The vessel was designed by Vard Marine, which developed Seaspan’s dual-fuel hybrid electric ferries, and is suitable for both ship-to-ship LNG bunkering and coastal/short sea shipping operations.
Major emphasis was placed on the ability to incorporate emerging technologies, increase electric storage system capacity, and further operational emissions and greenhouse gas reductions while maintaining operability and flexibility, SeaspanLNG said.
BV’s approval in principle clears the way for SeaspanLNG to advance efforts for vessel construction and engage with major stakeholders in its current and emerging markets, including port authorities and flag states.
The vessel is the second under development to serve Canada’s emerging west coast LNG marine bunkering market. Vancouver’s Cryopeak LNG Solutions is working with Capilano Maritime Design and Island Tug & Barge on a 4,000 m3articulated tug & barge.