Besiktas Shipyard wins LNG-powered tankers order

Besiktas Shipyard of Turkey said it has won an order to build two LNG-powered tankers with ice-class notation from Groupe Desgagnés of Canada.

The shipbuilder said in a statement that it  has signed a contract for up two 15,000-dwt ice-class 1A asphalt and bitumen tankers.

The tankers will be equipped with dual-fuel engines allowing them to operate on LNG and fuel oil, and will have 600 cbm gas storage tanks on the decks, according to Besiktas Shipyard.

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LNG World News Staff, November 14, 2014; Image: Besiktas Shipyard

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