Origin to start using Hartmann’s dual-fuel LPG newbuild

German shipping group Hartmann said it has taken delivery of the first out of three dual-fuel LPG carriers which will go on charter to Australia’s Origin Energy.

China’s Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering handed over the 5,000-cbm LPG-powered carrier GasChem Homer to Hartmann on December 6, according to a statement by the German owner.

Hartmann expects to take delivery of the second and third vessel of the series, GasChem Iliad and GasChem Odyssey, in the beginning of 2022 and in spring 2022 respectively.

They will all enter into a long-term employment with Origin, which holds a stake in the APLNG project.

GasChem Homer features MAN’s 5S35 ME-LGIP dual-fuel main engine that operates on LPG and MGO. The vessel meets all requirements of the EEDI for the year 2025.

While sailing on LPG, the vessel saves about 8 percent of fuel compared to MGO, leading to an emissions reduction of 20 percent, Hartmann claims.

One cylindrical independent type C and one bi-lobe independent type C tank utilize the available cargo space to the optimum. A further cylindrical independent type C gas-fuel tank on deck completes the LPG storage system, the firm said.

The design of the vessel is based on the Ecostar 36k series such as GasChem Beluga. Hartmann developed this design together with compatriot HB Hunte Engineering, such as the recently ordered 3,500 TEU LNG-powered container vessels.

Hartmann Reederei will take over the technical management of all three LPG carrier while GasChem Services will handle the commercial management.

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