LNG America has contracted with Jensen Maritime, the
Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering
company of Crowley Maritime Corp., to design the initial
bunker/shuttle barge for its US Gulf Coast operations.
LNG America plans to have the vessels ready for service by
the end of 2015.
The vessels, which are expected to deliver in late 2015,
have an initial planned capacity of up to 3,000 cubic
meters of LNG. Once in operation, the bunker barges will
serve the dual purpose of moving LNG from the supply source
to coastal-based storage and distribution terminals as well
as directly bunkering large ships.
Through LNG Americas LNG bunkering initiative,
we plan to serve and facilitate the growing marine demand
for LNG, said Keith Meyer, CEO of LNG America.
LNG America sees the demand for marine LNG to be
robust as long as LNG can be made available to the maritime
industry on a reliable, dependable, and cost competitive
basis. Our mission is to deliver competitively priced
LNG as fuel where needed, when needed, and in the quantity
This agreement between LNG America and Jensen Maritime is a
significant step in LNG Americas build out of LNG
bunkering infrastructure along the US Gulf Coast, and a key
step in delivering a new clean fuel
to the maritime
The significance of this agreement is not only
incredible news for the marine industry, which struggles
with whether to develop LNG infrastructure or vessels
first, but also for companies along the US Gulf that hope
to replace their traditional vessels with cleaner, more
efficient LNG-powered ones, said Jensen vice
president Johan Sperling.
We are thrilled to be working with LNG America in the
development of its marine infrastructure and also in
providing a green fuel source to this important region.
Jensen is on the leading edge when it comes to LNG vessel
design and we look forward to serving LNG America and other
customers with this valuable service.