LNG as Fuel
Environment friendly alternative fuels are becoming increasingly important year after year. Marine Service recognized this trend very early on. One of the alternatives is LNG, which is an environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles, ships and railways.
Marine Service not only provides assistance with the new building of LNG-powered vessels, but also tests and designs the conversion of vessels from conventional propulsion systems to LNG propulsion. We also design the supply through LNG bunker barges.
Expertise in consulting and technical know-how – we have demonstrated our capabilities at a global level in a range of projects over decades and by developing our own transport processes and engineering and logistics concepts for LNG.
Marine Service tests what works and how it works: We are your reliable partner for the fitting of new ships and conversion of different types of vessels to maritime LNG propulsion solutions. We conduct technical and commercial feasibility studies, design, construction supervision, testing and handle the complete project management including preliminary class approvals and FEED analyses.
LNG Transport Containers
Pioneering Solutions – we set new benchmarks: Marine Service was responsible for the project planning of the world‘s first LNG tank container with type approval for the fitting and refitting of ships to run on LNG. These LNG tank units were approved for use for fuel storage on board and vacuum insulated for longer hold times for the fuel. The refueling of the container is done in a protected zone. In this way the loading and unloading operations of the ship are not affected during the LNG refueling. If you are a ship operator, you can benefit from using environmentally friendly LNG while utilizing the existing infrastructure for standardized containers.
- 2009 First enquiry for a LNG-as-fuel project for refitting a container ship with LNG tank containers
- 2010 Approval in principle
- 2010-2013 Design and construction of the LNG tank container
- 2013 Type approval
1 Jan 2015: IMO Annex VI
Fuel Sulphur content < 0.1% in SECAs
IMO; SECA; All
1 Jan 2016: IMO Annex VI
NOx emissions reduced to Tier III limits, approx. 75% below Tier II limits
IMO; ECA2; New buildings
1 Jan 2020: IMO Annex VI
Fuel Sulphur content < 0.5%
IMO; Global; All
- FEED studies (Front End Engineering Design)
- HAZID, HAZOP studies
- FAT, HAT, SAT (Factory Acceptance Test, Harbor…, Sea…)
- Ship-Shore Interface
- The co-ordination of ship-shore-interface problems at both the loading and discharging terminals is another vital part of a reliable LNG shipping project and if not successfully solved, is very likely to serious and costly problems
- Ship Inspection and lay-up survey
- LNG bunker barge concepts and safety studies
A milestone in marine propulsion systems: The first LNG tank container with type approval – project planning by Marine Service.
Based on traditional LNG transport, we developed the first LNG tank container for ship operations in the world which is a dangerous goods container as well as a bunker.
With its own propulsion and a quick change of LNG tank containers, our power barge allows the flexible power supply at the port.
We are at your service; please get in touch with us:
Senior Cryogenic Engineer, Marine Service
“More than 50 years of experience in LNG make us pushing the boundaries every day a little further to provide you with the solution you need.”