LNG-Powered ConRo Ships
MAN ME-GI again chosen as main, auxiliary dual-fuel propulsion
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.-based Crowley Maritime Corp., a marine solutions, transportation and logistics company, has placed an order for two ConRo ships, each to be powered by a MAN B&W 8S70ME-GI8.2 main engine and three MAN 9L28/32DF auxiliary engines.
The ConRo ships – with container Lift-On/Lift-Off (LO/LO) and Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) – will be built by VT Halter Marine Inc. of Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.A. The vessels will be named El Coquí and the Taíno, and are scheduled for delivery in the second and fourth quarters of 2017, respectively.
The double-hulled vessels, which will be two of the world’s first LNG-powered ConRo ships, are designed to travel at speeds up to 22 knots. They will measure 219.5 m long, 32.3 m wide (beam), have a deep draught of 10 m and an approximate deadweight capacity of 26 500 tonnes. Cargo capacity will be approximately 2400 TEU, with additional space for nearly 400 vehicles.
Crowley said the ships will meet or exceed all regulatory requirements and have the CLEAN notation, which requires limitation of operational emissions and discharges, as well as the Green Passport, both issued by classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV).