Naming Ceremony Coral Energy
7 December 2012
On Friday 7th of December, Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima named the small scale LNG carrier Coral Energy of the Dutch ship owner Anthony Veder. This new ship will transport LNG for Skangass, Anthony Veder’s Norwegian charterer of the vessel. The ceremony was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After naming the vessel, by wishing her and her crew a safe journey, Princess Máxima continued with a tour on board accompanied by Jan Valkier (CEO Anthony Veder), Carel van den Driest (Board of Directors Anthony Veder), Bernard Meyer (Managing Partner Meyer Werft) and Bjørn Torkildsen (Managing Director Skangass).
The 15.600cbm LNG tanker is the first of its kind using LNG as a fuel. In addition the ship has a dual-fuel engine that is directly driving the propeller, increasing the fuel efficiency of the ves-sel and making her one of the cleanest vessels available today. The vessel’s CO2 emissions will be reduced by more than 15%, in addition the emissions of NOx, SOx and small particles will be reduced significantly. The vessel will distribute LNG to areas where there is no easy access to natural gas via pipeline, but where there is a clear demand and drive for clean energy. It will load the LNG in Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and Norway and transport it to Sweden for the city of Stockholm, amongst other places. The vessel has the highest ice class 1A for trading in the Baltic during winter.
Click the following link for an interview with Jan Valkier, broadcasted on TV-Rijnmond:
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