ÅLESUND, Norway-- DOF ASA has awarded Aker Yards a contract to build an LNG-powered platform supply vessel. After delivery from Aker Yards in Norway in 2010, the vessel Aker PSV 06 will operate on charter for StatoilHydro ASA.
The vessel will be equipped with dual fuel engines able to run on both LNG and ordinary marine diesel. By using environmentally friendly LNG propulsion, the engines can reduce NOx emissions by 85-90% in addition to significant reductions of CO2 emissions, Aker Yards said. The LNG tank design has a higher cargo capacity than other vessels of the same size.