Netherlands shipping company Anthony Veder, Rotterdam, has ordered a 15,600 cu.m LNG carrier from German shipbuilder Meyer Werft. The tanker will have a length overall of abt. 156 m and a breadth of 22.70 m. As well as transporting LNG, it will be equipped to run on it.
The vessel will be delivered in 2012 and Meyer's Neptun Werft in Rostock-Warnemünde, will be highly involved in its construction and outfitting.
"We are excited about our next step in LNG with this innovative ship, the first of this type. It fits our goal to further develop this market of distributing environmental friendly energy," said Jan Valkier, Managing Director of Anthony Veder.
"We see that the smaller-scale LNG market has a great future," said Bernard Meyer, Managing Partner of Meyer Werft.
Anthony Veder has won a 25 year contract for the distribution of liquefied natural gas from the Norwegian energy company Nordic LNG to customers along the Scandinavian coast, including the city of Stockholm, Sweden.
January 24, 2011