LNG America names bunker barge cryogenics system designer

AUGUST 21, 2014 — LNG America has selected Taylor-Wharton to start the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of its 3,000 cu.m Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015.

Jensen Maritime is the naval architect for the project and ABS the class society

"Taylor-Wharton has been actively engaged in the development process and instrumental in helping to develop the critical path time line for a late 2015 in-service date," said Keith Meyer, CEO of LNG America.

"We are looking forward to working with LNG America on North America's first LNG bunker barges. Taylor-Wharton is uniquely suited to provide LNG America the cryogenic expertise for this first LNG bunker barge. Our capability to engineer these types of systems as well as to fabricate large LNG tanks makes us an ideal choice," said Eric Rottier, CEO of Taylor-Wharton. "LNG as a transportation fuel and a fuel for the marine market represents a step change in the way LNG is used and we are very pleased to be working on this exciting project with LNG America."

Taylor-Wharton designs and manufacturers a comprehensive range of stationary bulk and portable cryogenic storage systems for gas and liquid applications. Its product range includes cryogenic bulk tanks, micro-bulk tanks, transportable liquid cylinders, LNG (liquefied natural gas) storage and application systems, cryogenic beverage carbonation vessels, and freezers and dewars for cryopreservation.