The first gas carrier for Higas in Oristano is afloat
Stolt Nielsen's ship, designed by Trieste-based MES and to be operated by Aveir (a joint venture with Golar and Hoegh), was launched at Keppel shipyard in Nantong, China
Stolt-Nielsen has launched its first (out of two) 7,500-cbm LNG carrier at Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China, as confirmed by Italian ship designer and marine consultancy MES Marine Engineering Services of Trieste, designer of the two vessels.
Once delivered the ships will start serving two small-scale LNG projects Stolt-Nielsen is developing through Avenir LNG, a joint venture set up with Golar LNG and Höegh LNG; a first projects is an LNG terminal and distribution facility in the port of Oristano, Sardinia, being developed with Higas.
Avenir will source and ship LNG to the terminal via its own small LNG carriers and then distribute the natural gas to customers via and trucks and tank containers; the terminal is expected to be completed in early 2020.