SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 — Spanish engineering and technology group SENER has signed a contract with Italy’s Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido covering delivery of the basic engineering and technical assistance for a novel LNG bunkering unit that will operate in Italy and the Adriatic.
The unit is combination of an LNG fueled tractor tug and a non-propelled LNG bunkering pontoon.
SENER says the tug will be designed and constructed as a dual fuel towing, escort, rescue, supply and salvage tug, propelled by Voith and with 65 tons of bollard pull. The pontoon will have a storage capacity of 4,000 cu.m of LNG and 1,000 cu.m.of marine diesel oil (MDO), and it will be used for bunkering service.
SENER’s innovative design focuses, among other things, on wave signature and ballast water management.