Rotterdam-based shipping company Anthony Veder has ordered a new LNG carrier from Meyer Werft. The new tanker will have a length overall of around 156 metres, a breadth of 22.7 metres, and a cargo capacity of 15,600 cubic metres.
The delivery of the new vessel is scheduled for the end of 2012. Meyer Werft's sister company, Neptun Werft in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, will be heavily involved in the construction and outfitting of the vessel, and the project will safeguard work for their staff up to 2012.
This is the second small-scale LNG carrier for Anthony Veder, but has around double the capacity of its first, ‘Coral Methane’.
Meyer Werft has already built 55 LPG- and LEG carriers, and this order represents its first foray into the construction of LNG carriers.