LNG Tanker CORAL ENERGY completed

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First LNG tanker with dual-fuel engine for Anthony Veder

Papenburg/Rostock, January 3, 2012 - MEYER WERFT today completed its new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker, the CORAL ENERGY, for the Dutch owner Anthony Veder, based in Rotterdam. It is the first ship of a new gas tanker type which is equipped with an eco-friendly dual-fuel engine. The tanker is operated with natural gas bringing the emissions of the vessel to extremely low values which are clearly below the prospective applicable limits for ECA-areas.

The ship was already named in Rotterdam on December 7 by Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands. This event was perceived as very special by all stakeholders involved in the small to midscale LNG business.

For decades MEYER WERFT has specialized in building gas tankers. 55 gas tankers have been built in recent years. The new tanker built for transporting LNG which is cooled down to minus 161°C has a length of 155 m, a breadth of 22.70 m, a cargo capacity of 15,600 m³ and a maximum speed of 15.8 kts. Fully loaded with LNG the ship will have a draught of 8.20 m. MEYER WERFT will intensively develop this new propulsion system intensively so that this technology can also be used on passenger ships in the future.

The ship owner Anthony Veder specializes in transporting gas by seagoing vessels. Its fleet currently consists of more than 25 ships. MEYER WERFT and the Anthony Veder have collaborated in both the new building and the repair sector since the middle of the 1970s.

The ship has proven its seaworthiness during the sea trials when all plant and systems were tested.

Main characteristics CORAL ENERGY

Length overall 155.00 m
Length between perpendiculars 146.67 m
Breadth moulded 22.70 m
Depth to main deck 14.95 m
Draught max. (fully loaded) 8.20 m
Cargo tank volume ~ 15,600 cbm
Speed 15.8 kts
Crew cabins 25
Engine output Wärtsilä - 7,800 kW
Classification Bureau Veritas
Class✠Hull, ✠Mach,
Liquefied Gas Carrier,
Type 2G, Unrestricted
navigation, ✠ICE Class I A,