Picture of the day: NASSCO set for LNG-powered containership launch
General Dynamics NASSCO revealed that TOTE 2/Hull 496, the second ship in a series of the world’s first natural gas powered containerships, is set for launch.
The new LNG-powered containership will be launched on August 29, the company said in a statement.
The first vessel named Isla Bella was launched on April 18.
Both 3,100 TEU LNG-powered containership are designed by DSEC, a Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering unit for TOTE.
The double-hulled ships include DSME’s LNG fuel-gas system and MAN ME-GI dual fuel slow speed engine.
Both vessels reduce particulate matter by 98 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 72 percent — the equivalent of removing more than 15,700 cars from the road, according to the statement.
LNG World News Staff; Image: General Dynamics NASSCO