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KNOT takes delivery of first LNG dual fuel shuttle tanker “Frida Knutsen”

04 Aug 2022

Dual-fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) shuttle tanker Frida Knutsen ordered by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT), an affiliate of NYK, was delivered on 2 August at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd, according to NYK on Wednesday (3 August). 

The shuttle tanker will be chartered to ENI Trade & Biofuels S.p.A, a subsidiary of Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi S.p.A (ENI) and will be engaged in oil transportation in the North Sea and Barents Sea.

The vessel will be KNOT’s first dual-fuel shuttle tanker that can use not only heavy fuel oil but also LNG. It will be equipped with a Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) recovery system and an energy storage system thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Manifold Times in 2020 reported maritime technology group Wärtsilä announcing it will provide its VOC Recovery System, together with an LNG Fuel Gas Supply System, for two new 124,000 DWT shuttle tankers. 

The ships were ordered by KNOT and will be built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine yard in Korea. 

KNOT in 2020 announced it was awarded a contract to build two LNG-fuelled shuttle tankers with delivery mid-2022 and the vessels will operate in the North Sea under time-charter contract for a maximum 10-year period.

Vessel Particulars

Length overall: 277.54 metres
Breadth: 46 metres
Gross tonnage: 85504 tonnes
Shipbuilder: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
Flag: Norwegian International Ship Register

Related: Wärtsilä to deliver LNG and volatile compound systems to power two shuttle tankers
Related: KNOT awarded long-term charters for two LNG-powered shuttle tankers


Photo credit: NYK
Published: 4 August, 2022

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