EnerSea in CNG ship alliance with HHI
This partnership will initially complete vessel design and obtain "class approval in principle" certification for EnerSea's VOTRANS compressed natural gas (CNG) ships. Upon completion of that process, HHI will then build the first VOTRANS ships for EnerSea's transport services projects.
EnerSea and HHI will work with a leading classification society to pursue 'class approval in principle' of the vessel design. The vessel design will be focused on HHI's shipyard and capabilities to construct these new CNG vessels. EnerSea expects design and certification work to be completed by the end of 2002. The alliance and the accomplishments resulting from the work program will complement EnerSea's current marketing efforts, and will enable the immediate application of its transport services to help monetize remote, or stranded, natural gas resources worldwide.