Munich/Gothenburg 16 June 2014 – The technology company The Linde Group has been awarded a contract by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard of Finland to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas system for a new icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Agency. The vessel has been designed especially for the demanding icebreaking operations in the Baltic Sea. The LNG tanks will be the biggest ever installed for this kind of application.
"This project is an important step for the marine industry. In the wake of a growing environmental awareness and stricter emission standards there is clearly an increasing commitment to LNG as marine fuel," said Lars Persson, Managing Director of CRYO AB, part of Linde’s Engineering Division. "We are proud to contribute to this important development. The contract award shows once again our strong market recognition for LNG fuel systems."
The core of the LNG fuel gas system consists of two 400 m³ vacuum-insulated tanks which will be installed vertically below deck. CRYO will develop and manufacture the system at its premises in Gothenburg, Sweden. CRYO’s technology is proven to allow a safe and efficient storage of LNG onboard various ship types. The icebreaker will use both diesel and LNG as fuel, resulting in substantially lower emissions and operating costs.
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard will build the new icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Agency. The vessel will also be equipped for oil spill response operations and emergency towing missions. The ship will be commissioned by winter 2016.
About The Linde Group
In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn, making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
Under the ”Clean Technology by Linde“ label, the company offers a wide range of products and technologies that help to render renewable energy sources financially viable, and significantly slow down the depletion of fossil resources or reduce the level of CO2 emitted. This ranges from specialty gases for solar module manufacturing, industrial-scale CO2separation and application technologies to alternative fuels and energy carriers such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen.
For more information go to http://www.linde.com/cleantechnology
About CRYO AB
Part of the Linde Engineering Division, CRYO AB is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cryogenic equipment for the storage, transportation and handling of liquefied gases. CRYO AB's expertise scales across the entire handling chain – from certified tanks through storage stations to full-blown LNG terminals.