FEBRUARY 16, 2016 — Harstad, Norway, based NSK Ship Design has developed a design for an 81.5 m x 16.5 m LNG fueled fish farm feeder vessel for Nordnorsk Shipping.
NSK Ship Design was contacted by Nordnorsk Shipping in January 2015, when the company wished to develop a new ship design based on its experiences with the world's first gas-fueled cargo ship, the MS Høydal.
Delivered by Turkey's Tersan Shipyard in 2012 and also designed by NSK Ship Design, the 69.9 m MS Høydal is used in aquaculture to transport salmon feed.
The new design vessel will also be built by Tersan Shipyard with delivery set for 2018.
It will have a cargo capacity of 2,700 tons of feed and will be equipped with a 50-ton crane. A Rolls-Royce dynamic positioning system will allow the vessel to unload without mooring,
The use of LNG as fuel reduces NOx emissions by over 90% and CO2 emissions by approximately 25% compared to traditional diesel engines.
"We've got a lot of experience and expertise in the field of LNG propulsion, and projects like this let us show that solutions are out there," says NSK Ship Design sales manager Thomas Myhre. "The use of gas-fueled cargo ships is an important step in bringing down greenhouse gas emissions, leading the way for the transport and aquaculture industries. We're proud of the job we're doing for the future of the maritime industries."