Sweden: LNG-Fuelled FKAB T24 Series Tankers Revealed
FKAB, a marine design company, on Monday revealed its new LNG-fuelled FKAB T24-series. The FKAB T24-series are 21 000 m3 tankers for Chemicals (IMO II) and Oil Products, they are designed for low fuel consumption and high cargo capacity in an ECA area trade. The hull form is designed for good performance in harsh weather conditions.
The FKAB T24A is slightly longer, narrower and deeper for optimum fuel economy while the FKAB T24B is shorter, wider and with lower draught.
The complete cargo piping system in stainless steel and the cargo tanks coated with MarineLine.
Six cargo segregations are possible and give also a possibility to carry heavy chemicals of a density up to 1.54 tonnes/m3.
The vessel is equipped with a low speed engine with low fuel oil consumption allowing a large propeller with high propulsion efficiency.
Main fuel is LNG with fuel tanks on deck and MGO as backup and pilot-fuel.
The tanker is however designed to be additionally equipped for using FO, both as main fuel or only as pilot fuel.
The vessel is designed for good ice performance with Finnish/Swedish Ice Class 1A. Fitted with a retractable bow thruster for maneuverability and “Take me home” propulsion.
LNG World News Staff, June 4, 2013; Image: FKAB