First steel cut for LNG-ready product tankers built by Nassco

General Dynamics Nassco, a unit of General Dynamics, started the construction for three 50,000 deadweight ton, 330,000 barrel cargo capacity product tankers for Sea-Vista, a joint venture between Seacor Holdings and Avista Capital Partners.

Each LNG-conversion ready product tanker will be constructed at the Nassco shipyard in San Diego under Jones Act requirements.

These new 610-foot-long vessels are a continuation of the Eco MR Tanker design, which offers improved fuel efficiency and incorporates the latest environmental protection features, including a ballast water treatment system and reduced emissions.

The tankers were designed by DSEC, a unit of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering of Busan, South Korea. DSEC’s eco¬†design achieves improved fuel efficiency through several features, including a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine and an optimized hull form. The tankers will have conversion-capable, dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines and the ability to accommodate the future installation of an LNG fuel-gas system and tanks.

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Press Release; Image: Nassco