Ferus Smit to launch cement carrier M.V. Ireland
On Saturday 19st of March at 11.00 hrs. M.V. ‘Ireland’ Nb. 435 will be launched at the Ferus Smit Westerbroek Yard, the company said in its press release.
M.V. Ireland is the second (in a series of 2) dedicated cement carrier build for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway. The vessel is equipped with an LNG fuelled propulsion system. This unique design incorporates a pressurised LNG tank positioned in the foreship. While sailing on LNG, the vessel will meet the most stringent emission criteria, as well as new norms that might be in place in futures for environmental sensitive areas.
The cement cargo system will consist of a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on fluidization of cement by means of compressed air.