VT Halter Marine Begins Construction of Q-LNG Bunkering Barge
By MarEx 2018-03-09 23:03:00
Today, Shane Guidry, CEO of Q-LNG Transport, LLC, and VT Halter Marine, Inc. jointly announced the commencement of construction for QLNG’s first Articulated Tug and Barge (ATB) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Bunkering unit. The announcement was made at a ceremony in VT Halter’s shipyard in Pascagoula, MS with representatives from Shell Trading (U.S.) Company (“Shell”), Wartsila North America, Inc., and the American Bureau of Shipping, and members of the media attending. The ceremony was highlighted by the initial cutting of steel for the ATB.
"I’m looking forward to developing a long term relationship with VT Halter and my ATB project is only the beginning. The cutting of this steel for America’s first Liquefied Natural Gas ATB bunkering vessel is the beginning for LNG to become the marine fuel of the future," said Shane J. Guidry, CEO, Q-LNG Transport.
"We are honored to be able to celebrate the official start of construction on the First LNG Bunkering ATB unit ever built. We believe that this is a significant step towards the USA becoming the premier supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas as the environmentally friendly maritime fuel source of choice for the future," said Rob Mullins, Chief Executive Officer, VT Halter Marine.
In November 2017 the formation of Q-LNG Transport was announced, along with the long-term contract with Shell to deliver LNG as a fuel source to variou....