LNG Greenrhine to Be Christened Today, The Netherlands
On Tuesday, September 3rd, the LNG GREENRHINE will be christened. Mrs. Edwige Belliard, president of Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) will be the godmother.
Last April, the first LNG Greenstream Tanker was inaugurated by Shell Netherlands. The experiences so far are promising. Shell will also charter the sister LNG powered barge, built at Peters Shipyards and managed by Interstream Barging.
“Together with our partners we are now taking the next step forward into the future of inland navigation in the areas of sustainability, safety and efficiency with the inauguration of the LNG GREENRHINE,” Peters Shipyards said in a statement.
The LNG GREENRHINE is an electrically powered ship thanks to its generators fuelled by LNG (Liquid Natural Gas). The use of LNG reduces emissions of CO2 and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by more than 25% and 80% respectively. Moreover, no sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particles are released. Due to the configuration of four engines into 2 LNG Packs, the LNG GREENRHINE offers a load sharing operation which results in low fuel consumption, increased safety and redundancy.
Source: Holland Shipbuilding Association, September 3, 2013; Image: Peters Shipyards