The concept enables locally available LNG to be bunkered by loading LNG road tank trucks directly onto a new build LNG-powered vessel during normal loading operations rather than being based on large permanent tanks fitted below deck.
The design features three LNG road tankers connected to a permanent fuel manifold on the ship that can be changed out after every round voyage.
The tankers will reportedly be secured to the vessel in special loading bays on the weather deck with multiple twist-locks.
DNV GL is reportedly providing full classification services and liaising with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on its statutory requirements.
"Australia has significant reserves of natural gas which should ensure security of supply into the future."
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