The Coral Energy is the first ship of its kind capable of running on LNG
German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT says it has delivered the new "eco-friendly" dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker, the Coral Energy, to Dutch owner Anthony Veder Group (Anthony Veder).
Anthony Veder has said the ship is the world's first direct driven dual-fuel ice class 1A LNG carriers.
The ship was named at a ceremony in Rotterdam on December 7 by Princess Máxima of the Netherlands.
The Coral Energy is 155 meters long with a cargo tank volume of 15,600 cubic meters and a speed of 15.8 knots, and its ability to run on LNG means it has emissions well below the levels to be mandated in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) in 2015.
MEYER WERFT said it will further develop the propulsion system technology so that it can also be used on passenger ships in the future.