Scottish government owned Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) on Thursday (2 April) awarded a contract to KC LNG, Kosan Crisplant’s division under MAKEEN Energy, to design and install Scotland’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering facilities at Uig and Ardrossan.
When completed, the facilities will provide a source of LNG fuelling for two dual fuel ferries – MV Glen Sannox and Hull 802 – which are currently under construction.
Each installation will be a fully automated and remote-monitored facility with a 150 m3 LNG holding tank capability.
The facilities will be operated by CalMac on behalf of CMAL and are expected to be ready for operation in 2022 as part of major upgrade works at Uig and Ardrossan harbours.
The contract includes a five-year maintenance agreement with annual service, call-out support, remote monitoring and diagnostics to track performance and operation of the facilities.
“We were keen to identify a complete solution with design, delivery and service, and Kosan Crisplant put together a customised package that will deliver that,” said Andy Crossan, Senior Technical Manager and Projects Director at CMAL
“This marks an important milestone in the use of LNG fuel in Scotland’s maritime transport. It follows an expansion of LNG bunkering facilities across Europe as increasing numbers of ferry companies turn to LNG as a cleaner fuel to achieve emission reduction targets.”
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Published: 7 April, 2020
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