Fratelli Cosulich has introduced that the christening and launch of the primary of its two small scale and bunker vessels passed off on 22 March 2023, on the CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering shipyard in China.
It was attended by Giulia Cosulich – ESG Company Director at Fratelli Cosulich Group, appearing because the godmother of the vessel. Collectively together with her, different colleagues on the group attended the occasion, together with the Fratelli Cosulich LNG Basic Supervisor, the Development Web site Supervisor, and web site building staff.
The bunker tanker vessel has been named Alice Cosulich and can sail beneath the Italian flag with Captain Vincenzo Scotto on the helm, current additionally on the christening.
The vessel, which has a 5300 DWT and may carry 8200 m3 of LNG and 500 m3 of MGO, will probably be fitted with Wärtsilä’s Twin Gasoline expertise, which is utilized in many marine propulsion and energy manufacturing programs. Probably the most environment friendly ‘boil off’ therapy applied sciences will probably be provided by the LNG sub-cooling plant, fully eliminating any potential environmental results and minimising cargo losses.
The propulsion and manoeuvring system will probably be of the azimuth kind, with a double bow thruster, to permit excessive manoeuvrability in port areas. It will likely be operated by each onshore and offshore personnel with intensive LNG vessel administration abilities.
The funding was supported by the collaboration between public entities and personal monetary establishments with Casa Depositi e Prestiti, SACE Simest (beneath the ‘Inexperienced Assure’), BPER Banca, and Banca Popolare di Sondrio.
Because the challenge is contributing to the decarbonisation of maritime transport via the implementation of LNG bunkering options within the Mediterranean Sea, it has been awarded a grant by the EU beneath the Connecting Europe Facility (ECF) programme, with Casa Depositi e Prestiti appearing as implementing accomplice.
The supply of the vessel is scheduled for September 2023.
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