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18 February 2019

Babcock Schulte Energy’s Gas Supply Vessel – Ready for Business

The world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) gas supply vessel (GSV), MV Kairos, has been christened at a historic ceremony on the River Elbe in Hamburg, Germany.

Owned by Babcock Schulte Energy (BSE), a joint venture between Babcock International Group and Bernhard Schulte, the vessel benefits from almost 300 years of the partners’ combined shipping expertise and has been developed using leading-edge, innovative technology that will provide environmental benefits and drive operational efficiency for its customers.

Equipped with Babcock’s Fuel Gas Supply Vessel Zero (FGSV0™) – a scalable cargo handling and fuelling solution complete with compressed natural gas storage and utilisation capabilities – MV Kairos will eliminate the release of boil-off and flash gas to the atmosphere during normal operations, providing an environmentally accountable fuelling alternative.

Archie Bethel, CEO of Babcock International Group, said:

“This is a proud moment for all of the parties involved and marks an important milestone for Babcock Schulte Energy. MV Kairos’ reduced environmental footprint is an example of what BSE can provide to the gas shipping market; cleaner energy to customers worldwide.”

Nauticor, a leading provider of LNG for maritime customers, is chartering the MV Kairos to serve marine customers in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, the Klaipėda LNG fuelling station in Lithuania and the Linde LNG terminal in Nynäshamn.

He added:

“We combine technology and deep engineering expertise to create value for our customers in a sustainable way and, through this, we are forging a new approach for LNG bunkering.”

 

About Babcock:

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training. w: www.babcockinternational.com

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