Crowley and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Begin Construction on US Bunkering Barge
Construction begins on what will be the United States’ largest LNG bunkering barge.
Tucker Gilliam, vice president, Crowley Shipping said, “We congratulate the men and women of Bay Shipbuilding on the start of this innovative, landmark vessel that will help the maritime industry meet demand for cleaner operations with reduced emissions,” he continued. “In partnership with Shell, this vessel will expand the availability of LNG to vessels and help advance the transition to lower-emission fuels as the industry seeks to reduce emissions.”
Owned by Crowley, built by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, this will be the largest Jones Act-compliant vessel at 416-feet long.
Forecasted delivery is expected in 2023 at which time Shell NA LNG has a scheduled long-term charter to operate on the US East Coast.