The vessel is expected to be be delivered in Q1 of 2020. Image / Pixabay
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (ST Engineering) says its U.S. shipyard VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine) has been awarded a contract by Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, LLC (Q-LNG) to build an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit set to be chartered to Shell.
As Ship & Bunker reported last week, Shell Trading (US) Company (Shell) today signed a long-term charter agreement with Q-LNG Transport, LLC (Q-LNG) for a 4,000 cubic metre (cbm) LNG bunker barge - the first of its kind in to be based in the U.S.
The VT Halter Marin-built vessel is expected to be be delivered in Q1 of 2020.
In a related development last week, Carnival Corporation & plc (Carnival) announced that Carnival Cruise Line signed an agreement that will see Shell NA LNG, LLC supply LNG bunkers to the cruise line's LNG-powered cruise ships in North America.