INOXCVA has successfully delivered three 770m3 LNG marine fuel tanks to TGE Marine Gas Engineering (Bonn, Germany) for Crowley Maritime Corporation’s 2400 TEU ConRo ships project at the VT Halter Marine Shipyard in the US.

The tanks are double walled, vacuum insulated Type-C tanks, with a high hold time in excess of 58 days, compared to conventionally insulated LNG tanks which would normally hold up to 10 days.

Once installed on the ConRo vessel, the combined LNG storage would be amongst the largest for LNG fuel gas systems and will support the operation of ME-GI main engine and auxiliary generators on natural gas in order to reduce harmful emissions to the atmosphere.

These ultra large fuel containers, rolled out from INOXCVA’s Kandla facility in India, are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for the manufacture of such large tanks with a high degree of quality, reliability and quicker lead times required to meet the growing requirement for shorter overall project schedules.

Project partners involved during the critical design, manufacture and supply of the tanks include Crowley (Owner), VT Halter Marine (Shipyard), MAN Diesel & Turbo (Main Contractor), DNV-GL (Class), USCG (Flag Country Authority) and TGE Marine Gas Engineering (Fuel System Designer and INOXCVA’s direct customer).

This follows the recent news that INOXCVA will be providing cryogenics technologies, along with associated equipment and project management, for the upcoming FLNG terminal of LNG BHARAT in the Krishnapatnam Port, India.