MAN Cryo has secured a contract from Norway’s aquaculture firm Nordlaks to supply a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel-gas supply system.
The new vessel will be a sister to an identical ship that an order was placed for by Nordlaks last year. For the first ship, MAN Cryo is also offering its fuel-supply system.
The sister vessel has been designed by NSK in Norway and will be constructed at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey.
Tersan Shipyard has built numerous LNG-powered vessels and this will be the fifth since 2016 that is equipped with a marine fuel-gas system delivered by MAN Cryo.
MAN Cryo head Louise Andersson said: “These orders mark our entry into a new marine segment with its own unique demands.
“Nordlaks’ interest in exploiting sustainable technology fits seamlessly with our ambition to become a leading supplier within sectors where there is a growing demand for LNG-fuelled solutions.
“We are very pleased with this order from Tersan and look forward to continuing our cooperation with such a valued customer.”
MAN Cryo’s supply for each vessel includes two vertical vacuum-insulated 146m³ LNG tanks with two redundant ‘tank connecting spaces each, as well as two BS100-GR bunker stations and two HEU 100 glycol-heat exchanger units.
Once the ship is built, it will be 84.25m long and 19m wide. It will have the capacity to transport more than 600t live fish such as salmon and trout.
Delivery of the latest ship is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
In 2015, MAN Energy Solutions acquired fuel-gas specialist Cryo and fully integrated it into its business as MAN Cryo. The company provides systems for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases.
MAN Energy Solutions recently secured an order for a battery-hybrid dual-fuel system from the Damen Gorinchem Holland shipyard.