General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Latest LNG-Ready Tanker

Friday March 3, 2017

General Dynamics NASSCO (NASSCO) Thursday announced that it has delivered the Liberty, the third in a series of three liquefied natural gas (LNG)-ready ECO Class tankers ordered by SEA-Vista LLC (SEA-Vista).

"We are grateful for our partnership with SEA-Vista and the opportunity to design and construct three vessels equipped with world-leading technology and capability that will service their customers for decades to come," said Steve Davison, vice president of pre-production operations at NASSCO.

"Credit for the successful completion of this contract goes to the thousands of world-class NASSCO shipbuilders and our partners who worked to provide unmatched quality and service from day one."

As Ship & Bunker has reported, the 50,000 DWT Liberty also features 33 percent increased fuel efficiency through various features, including a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine and optimised hull form.

The tanker is said to symbolise the "emerging direction of the shipping industry in the U.S. toward cleaner modes of transporting product."