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LNG Barge: Conrad t o Build Historic First esPac Midstream LLC (WesPac)

Wand its af? liate Clean Marine

Energy LLC (CME), announced a con- struction contract with Conrad Orange

Shipyard, Inc., a division of Conrad

Shipyard, LLC, to build the ? rst dedi- cated LNG bunker barge for the marine market in North America. The ? rst 2,200 cu. m. (cbm) barge is expected to be de- livered in early 2016 and planned to ini- tially be deployed in Tacoma, Wash., to

The ? rst 2,200cbm service shipowner Totem Ocean Trailer

LNG Barge for North

America will deliver in

Express’s Orca class RoRo vessels, in 2016.

addition to other LNG-powered vessels.

Subsequently the barge will be relocated

Image: GTT to Jacksonville, Florida to serve TOTE’s engineering and technology company classi? cation society. (parent company to Totem Ocean) new- and operators seek to meet stringent 0.1 build Marlin class container vessels and GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), to This initial bunker barge for TOTE is percent sulfur limits within ECAs by other LNG-powered vessels in the Port be constructed by Conrad Orange Ship- part of the WesPac/CME plan to provide converting to LNG as a cleaner bunker of Jacksonville. yard under GTT license. Bristol Harbor an integrated LNG solution for engine fuel, WesPac/CME plans to exercise its

The LNG barge will feature one tank Group, Inc. will be responsible for the conversion, infrastructure, supply and options with Conrad to construct addi- equipped with MARK III Flex cargo vessel’s design, with the American Bu- delivery logistics to the shipping indus- tional LNG fueling barges to serve other containment technology, from the French reau for Shipping (ABS) acting as the try. As more U.S. Jones Act shipowners North American ports.

Light-Off for Pasha’s New ConRo

ConRo vessel M/V Marjorie has attained main engine light off while under ? nal construction at VT Halter

Marine, Pascagoula, Miss., signaling that the ship’s complex network of systems is complete and functional prior to delivery to Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii. Sea trials are now anticipated before the end of the month, with vessel delivery to follow in March. “This critical milestone celebrates the culmination of three and a half years of hard work and dedication by the men and women at the VT Halter Marine shipyard and Pasha

Hawaii,” said George W. Pasha, IV, President and CEO of The Pasha Group.

The addition of the Marjorie C to Pasha’s Mainland/Hawaii trade lane represents a long-term investment to the future of serving Hawaii, the company noted, adding that its commitment of more than $200m to the

Hawaii trade is also a large success for the Jones Act, exemplifying the growing trend of introducing modern vessels into the U.S. shipping industry and strengthening the economy with domestic maritime jobs.

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