MAN Cryo wins well boat system contract

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Image courtesy NSK

MAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – is to supply an LNG fuel-gas supply system for a live-fish carrier, or well boat, ordered by Nordlaks, one of Norway’s largest aquaculture companies. The system forms part of an innovative, hybrid gas-battery propulsion solution.

The new vessel will be a sister to an identical vessel ordered by Nordlaks last summer for which MAN Cryo is also providing the fuel-supply system.

Designed by NSK in Norway, the sister vessels will be built at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. Tersan has, over the years, built a number of LNG-fueled vessels and this will be the fifth since 2016 to have a marine fuel-gas system delivered by MAN Cryo.

Louise Andersson, Head of MAN Cryo, said: “These orders mark our entry into a new marine segment with its own unique demands. Nordlaks’ interest in exploiting sustainable technology fits seamlessly with our ambition to become a leading supplier within sectors where there is a growing demand for LNG-fueled solutions. We are very pleased with this order from Tersan and look forward to continuing our cooperation with such a valued customer.”

MAN Cryo’s scope of supply for each vessel covers:

  • 2 × vertical vacuum insulated 146 cu.m LNG tanks, each with 2 × redundant “tank connecting spaces”
  • 2 × BS100-GR bunker stations
  • 2 × HEU 100 glycol-heat exchanger units.

When completed, the vessels will have a length of 84.25 m, a breadth of 19.0 m, and will be capable of transporting over 600 tons of live fish, particularly salmon and trout. The carriers are designed for operation at aquaculture facilities in more exposed waters and delivery of the latest vessel is expected during 2021.

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