LNG-Fuelled Motor Tanker Christening Scheduled for 25 November in Port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
On Friday 25 November 2011 the motor tanker Argonon will be christened at the Holland-Amerikakade in the Port of Rotterdam.
At Shipyard Trico the finishing touches are currently being put to the technical installation of this latest inland tanker of Deen Shipping. The last certificates still have to come. Once they have been obtained, this inland vessel can start bunkering a unique fuel: liquefied natural gas.
The Argonon is the first inland vessel to be propelled by a mixture of natural gas and gas oil. The ship is driven by two dual-fuel 1521-horsepower engines. These engines run on a mixture of 20% gas oil and 80% natural gas. This mixture emits significantly less CO2, SOx and NOx. Almost no particulate matter (PM10) is emitted at all. The liquefied natural gas is stored on board in a 40 m3 cryogenic tank. A full tank could take the ship from Rotterdam to Basle (Switzerland) and back again without bunkering.
After its christening, this 110-metre bunker tanker will mainly bunker ocean-going ships in the Port of Rotterdam area.
LNG World News Staff, November 16, 2011