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Bit Viking

Originally the Bit Viking was delivered to Tarbit Shipping as a product tanker sailing on HFO/MGO. The Bit Viking was the first product tanker retrofitted with dual-fuel engines in order to pay lower NOx emission taxes in Norway. With support from the NOx fund, the Bit Viking was one of the first vessels converted to switch to LNG and was completed in 2011. The capacity (2x500m3) of the storage tanks allow the vessel to sail for up to 12 days (at 80% of its load), and the design allows the vessel to switch to MGO when deemed necessary.

 

Characteristics of the Bit Viking
DWT 25,000
Engine type dual-fuel(Wärtsilä)
Owner Tarbit Shipping of Sweden
New-build or retrofit retrofit
Operational 2011
Route Oslo – Kirkenes (Norway)

 

SABIC/Anthony Veder

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) contracted two seagoing dual-fuel gas tankers, to be chartered from the Dutch company Anthony Veder. They will operate in the North Sea, transporting olefin products from a plant in Teesside in the United Kingdom to North-West Europe and Scandinavia.

 

SABIC/Anthony Veder
Capacity 4,700 m3
Engine type dual-fuel (Wärtsilä)
Owner Anthony Veder, contracted by SABIC
New-build or retrofit new-build
Operational 2014
Route North Sea (UK-NWE/Scandinavia)

 

Further reading

Order book

The LNG-fuelled fleet in operation in 2016 will be double the size of the current fleet. The order book shows a shift towards larger ship types like tankers, container ships, general cargo ships and RoRo ships. In Europe and North America, especially, significant growth is expected.