US shipping firm TOTE Maritime Alaska has decided to delay the upcoming liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion of Midnight Sun, to consume LNG as a marine fuel, by a year.
The Midnight Sun was originally scheduled to undergo phase 1 of the LNG conversion from mid-December 2018 through early-February 2019.
The adjustment to the conversion schedule was due to a change in the timeline for Tacoma’s LNG-plant completion; the LNG facility will be supplying LNG fuel to the vessel.
TOTE Maritime’s North Star in February was fitted with two LNG tanks behind the ship’s bridge during a standard regulatory dry-dock session.
Over the next four years, three more conversion periods will be required to finalise the transition of TOTE Maritime Alaska’s vessels to consume LNG as a fuel.
The new conversion schedule is as follows;
Photo credit: TOTE Maritime
Published: 9 May, 2018
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