Q-LNG’s first vessel wraps up sea trials

US privately-owned firm Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport (Q-LNG) said its first newbuild vessel has completed sea trials.

The Q-LNG 4000 LNG ATB left shipbuilder VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula and is currently underway for Elba Island in Georgia.

There, it will load LNG and complete a series of trials, according to the firm owned by Harvey Gulf’s CEO Shane Guidry.

Following successful gas trials, the vessel will start serving a long-time charter with a unit of Shell. It will mainly bunker LNG-powered ships calling in the various ports in Florida.

To remind, Q-LNG said in June the New Orleans-based firm expected to have a delivery date “within a few weeks”.

Once in service, the 4000-cbm ship will also become the first offshore LNG articulated tug and barge in America.

It is essentially an LNG bunkering vessel but it can be used a small-scale carrier as well.

Worth mentioning here, Q-LNG has also earlier this year secured an approval from US Coast Guard to move forward with construction on two variants of its design.

The designs, each for a 5,400-cbm and 8,000-cbm articulated tug and barge, are both variations of the current 4,000-cbm ATB design.

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