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KNOT takes delivery of second dual-fuel LNG shuttle tanker “Sindre Knutsen”

01 Sep 2022

Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS, an affiliate of NYK, on Wednesday (31 August) has taken delivery of dual-fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) shuttle tanker Sindre Knutsen at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. 

Similar to its sister ship Frida Knutsen, which was delivered on 2 August, the vessel can use heavy fuel oil and LNG bunker fuel. 

Sindre Knutsen will be equipped with a VOC recovery system and an energy storage system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The vessel 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.

Vessel Particulars

Length overall: 277.54 metres
Breadth: 46 metres
Gross tonnage: 85,504 tonnes
Shipbuilder: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
Flag: Norwegian International Ship Register

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.

Related: KNOT takes delivery of first LNG dual fuel shuttle tanker “Frida Knutsen”
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: 1 September, 2022

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