Naming ceremony for the environmentally friendly gas tanker “Coral Energy”
13 Dec 2012
On December 7th the naming ceremony for the LNG carrier “Coral Energy” built by Meyer Werft at the Neptun facilities in Rostock for Anthony Veder Group took place at the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands played the part of godmother at the festive event which was attended by several high profile guests.
The 15.600cbm LNG tanker is the first LNG vessel to use dual-fuel (LNG/diesel) engine technology in combination with direct-action propellers. “Coral Energy” has state of the art machinery that complies with all international requirements for emissions, including reductions in NOx, SOx and particulates.
The ship is to carry LNG for Skangass from the LNG plant at Risavika to Skangass terminals in Norway and Sweden.
Manfred Küver, CEO of TGE Marine, commented: “It was a pleasure and honour for me to be invited to the event. The Coral Energy clearly marks a new era for the transport of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and TGE Marine is proud to have delivered this highly innovative gas handling system.”