Knutsen’s LNG bunkering newbuild wraps up first op in Barcelona

Knutsen, Enagas, and Shell have completed the first ship-to-ship operation with the 5,000-cbm LNG bunkering ship, Haugesund Knutsen, in the Spanish port of Barcelona.

During the bunkering operation which took place on March 13, Haugesund Knutsen supplied LNG fuel to the 337 meters long cruise ship, Costa Toscana, Knutsen said in a social media post.

The bunkering ship delivered “enough LNG to Costa Smeralda to sail for one week,” Knutsen said, without providing any additional information.

Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises took delivery of this giant cruise ship in 2019 from the Meyer Turku yard in Finland.

Meyer Turku delivered the sister ship, Costa Toscana, in December 2021, and Costa Cruises christened this vessel in Barcelona in June 2022.

On the other hand, Norwegian shipowner Knutsen took delivery of this LNG bunkering vessel in December last year from Spain’s Armon Gijon

The firm claims this is the first small-scale LNG vessel ever built in Spain.

Last month, Knutsen, Enagas, and Shell officially launched the bunkering ship in Barcelona.

Knutsen partnered with Enagas’ small-scale unit, Scale Gas, on the newbuild that serves LNG giant Shell under a charter deal.

Besides supplying LNG, the 92.75 meters long Haugesund Knutsen, with a beam of 16.90 meters and a draught of 4.25 meters, also runs on LNG.

Italy’s Gas and Heat supplied two 2,500-cbm bilobe type C tanks for the vessel that can supply 1,000 cbm/h of LNG.

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