Contract signed with Reederei Wessels for the LNG fuel gas system for 1,000 TEU container ship “Wes Amelie”
20 Apr 2016
TGE Marine is pleased to announce the effectiveness of a contract for design and supply of cargo tank and fuel gas system for the conversion of Germany’s first container ship. German shipowner Wessels Reederei, in collaboration with MAN Diesel & Turbo and TGE Marine Gas Engineering, has received funding for the main engine conversion of the container ship “Wes Amelie” from heavy fuel oil to LNG.
Gerd Wessels, Managing Owner of Wessels Reederei commented: “For many years our shipping company has been committed to green shipping – through the development and implementation of more efficient alternative propulsion systems. With the conversion to LNG we and our partners showcase our technical expertise and demonstrate practical environmental solutions for the merchant marine industry.”
TGE Marine’s CEO, Manfred Küver, commented: “This conversion contract might be an important milestone for container shipping in the North and Baltic Sea as several similar ships are operating in the same area. LNG fuel gas technology can considerably contribute to a green shipping scenario in the future by reducing CO2 emissions by c. 25% and NOx by c. 85%.”