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LNG Catamaran Vessel: New Design For Offshore Ops
Towards a future of sustainable shipping by reducing toxic emissions, and at the same time enhancing passenger comfort and providing cost-effective and safe transfer of offshore personnel, ST Engineering’s marine arm unveils its 76m Dual Fuel LNG catamaran fast crew boat.
Developed in collaboration with Incat Crowther, ST Engineering has utilised the latest generation Wave Piercing Semi-SWATH hull form, where the vessel is able to transit at high speed with low hull motions.
The innovative hull design is fitted with a ride control system, comprising a pair of forward-mounted active T-foils and aft-mounted active Interceptors. These technologies enable comfortable high-speed transit, and when coupled with the advanced Dynamic Positioning System (DP2), provide an excellent platform to operate a broad range of Walk to Work Gangways on the rear deck.
Four robust and reliable 10-cylinder Dual Fuel engines allow the vessel to cruise at 34 knots or achieve a maximum speed of 40 knots through four waterjets.
With the extreme volatility in oil price, offshore operators have become more conscious of operating expenses, and are seeking safer and more cost-effective transfer solutions. The LNG catamaran is well positioned to fulfill this market demand.
The vessel offers an unrivalled transit experience for 150 passengers with two classes of seats, entertainment solutions, and elevated privacy and comfort for the most discerning executives. In the accommodation configuration, the vessel can comfortably house 30 guests in single cabins with en-suite facilities and all the amenities for high-quality offshore living.
“ST Engineering is committed towards green and sustainable shipping. We have set a new standard for personnel movement and ensured multi-market use for both our oil and gas and offshore wind clients. The accelerated development of medium-speed Dual Fuel and Pure LNG engines has created some exciting prospects in the design of cleaner and greener ships. The overall functionality of the LNG Catamaran has redefined comfort and safety, while maintaining the high-speed expectations of traditional diesel engines,” said Michael Bell, Senior Vice President (Marketing and Business Development) of ST Engineering’s Marine sector.
For enquiry on the 76m Dual Fuel LNG Catamaran, contact Michael Bell, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development (Shipbuilding).