Based on extensive gas ship design experience, ICE has recently developed a flexible LNG bunkering vessel suitable for supplying a wide range of LNG fuelled ships. Cargo capacity is of 8,000 cubic meter distributed over two IMO type C bi-lobe cargo tanks.
The vessel’s electrical power is provided by pure-gas engine generators. The fuel supply is ensured by a dedicated fuel gas system, with its own LNG storage tank as well as using boil-off gas from the cargo tanks.
The cargo system facilitates “milk-run” type delivery to a variety of vessels, allowing partial loading levels of cargo tanks and atmospheric pressure discharge.
The concept is open to design variations in terms of overall vessel size and propulsion system arrangement.
The International Contract Engineering (ICE) group is Europe’s largest independent ship design consultancy. It is an amalgamation of a long-standing U.K. provider of marine design services and a former Romanian state-owned ship research institute established 50 years ago.