Nauticor, Fassmer in LNG Retrofit, Newbuild Deal
Hamburg based LNG supplier Nauticor and shipyard Fassmer have begun co-operating in newbuild LNG vessels and retrofitting vessels that ran on oil products, they said February 14.
Fassmer said interest in newbuilds and retrofits equipped with LNG was rising, thanks to the environmental and economic benefits.
The two companies hope to generate synergies effects for the commissioning of newbuild or retrofitted vessels, which have been equipped with LNG engines and the respective system components.
Their first joint project was the commissioning and initial LNG bunkering of the German government’s research vessel Atair February 6. Fassmer was awarded the contract to build the new sea surveying, wreck search and research vessel for the German federal maritime and hydrographic agency. The vessel is supposed to enter service in 2020 and will replace the previous ship with that name. Nauticor was responsible for purchasing and transporting the LNG for the initial bunkering and supported Fassmer in the execution of the operation and will ensure the supply of LNG through the LNG trial period.