Fincantieri starts to build an LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has recently begun the construction of an LNG bunkering barge for the Polaris Energy of NorthStar Midstream.
The yard is a part of Fincantieri Marine Group, which is Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri's US subsidiary.
The shipbuilder held a private keel-laying ceremony on 25 June at his Sturgeon Bay shipyard in Wisconsin to mark the formal start of the vessel's construction.
Fincantieri said it did several months of pre-fabrication work before setting up the 55-ton assembly for the vessels.
Northstar, backed by Oaktree Capital Management, founded Polaris, and ordered last year's LNG bunkering barge.
The owners will name the 103-meter long vessel "Clean Canaveral". When delivered it will work along the US East Coast as an articulated tug and barge service.
The 5,400 cbm vessel will feature four Type C tanks and a Wartsila Finland cargo handling system.
Fincantieri expects the LNG bunkering barge to complete in late 2021.
Maritime Business World