Page 45: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (January 2014)
Ship Repair & Conversion Edition
Above: The yellow painted double-walled pipes are indicat- ing that they contain natural gas.
Below: The Renk MAN gearbox combines the power of two gas engines. truck coming from Norway.
Denmark, as well as Sweden, allows bunkering with passengers onboard.
With each truck taking an hour to trans- fer its load to the ship, and with 12 to 15 truckloads per week, the company has adjusted its itineraries: it takes now a bit more than one hour to bunker around 130 cm3, from two 65 cm3 capacity trucks, in Hirtshals.
This LNG amount is enough for a round trip to Bergen. According to Fjord
Line CEO Ingvald Fardal, plans called for installing a larger LNG tank in Hirt- shals, which would enable faster bun- kering, saving seven hours or more per week. However, there were reports that
Norway will change its restrictions, pos- sibly allowing bunkering with passen- gers on the ship maybe by the end of the year. That means the Stavangerfjord can bunker in Stavanger with gas trucked from nearby Risavika. Plans are also un- derway with Skangass to transport gas to the ship via pipeline.
According to Fjord Line CEO Ingvald
Fardal, plans called for installing a larg- er LNG tank in Hirtshals, which would enable faster bunkering, saving seven hours or more per week. Recently the
Stavangerfjord won the IMO’s Energy
Effi ciency Award for 2013.
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