Ship Fueling Systems & LNG Bunkering
Chart has developed LNG solutions for the marine industry that are dramatically reducing emissions on the water and in ports to comply with today’s stringent environmental requirements.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency tasked with setting global standards for safety, security and environmental performance in global shipping, is committed to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. From January 1, 2020, the IMO is imposing a limit on the amount of sulphur in marine fuel of 0.5% (down from 3.5%) globally and 0.1% in designated emission control areas (ECAs). As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, LNG fueled vessels emit almost zero sulphur and LNG also provides a 90% reduction in nitrogen oxide and the elimination of harmful particulates from exhaust gases.
Chart’s cryogenic experience and know-how is providing the on-board storage and fueling systems for the increasing numbers of LNG fueled vessels of all sizes and we are also actively developing the bunkering infrastructure. Furthermore, Chart has developed ancillary LNG solutions that improve air quality in ports.
LNG Ship Fueling Systems
Bespoke fueling solutions that minimize onboard storage and deliver the optimized volume of natural gas to the ship’s engines.
- Complete project scope including engineering, manufacturing and commissioning
- Equipment includes cryogenic storage tanks, bunkering interface, vacuum insulated pipe and vaporizers
- Marine classification in accordance with internationally recognized codes, including DNV, LRS, BV, ABS & USCG
- Solutions for coastal and inland vessels – references include ferries, catamarans, tug boats, barges and work boats
- New builds or conversions
Chart provides solutions for truck to ship and shore to ship bunkering. With Chart’s truck-to-ship fueling solutions, LNG is delivered to the vessel from a cryogenic road trailer or mobile ISO unit. It is cost effective and extremely flexible as the same trucks and delivery system can be used to fuel other LNG vehicles in the port. Truck to ship fueling is particularly suited to tugboats, barges and smaller passenger vessels. It is also an ideal temporary solution while a permanent bunkering infrastructure is being developed.
Chart supplied its first shore to ship bunkering station in 2003 and we continue to design and build dedicated terminals to this day. More recently though Chart has incorporated bunkering modules into LNG terminals and it is a key feature in small-scale terminals, such as the one at Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Engineering A Greener Future For All
Chart is a key player in many ancillary projects that are facilitating the use of clean burning natural gas in the marine sector.
- Port power solutions enable ships to use natural gas during port layovers, which is more economical for operators and provides huge environmental benefits for the local communities
- Chart on-board vehicle tanks and fueling solutions have enabled multiple ports around the world to use natural gas powered service vehicles instead of traditional diesel
- Chart’s brazed aluminum heat exchangers are integral to the world’s leading system for capturing boil-off gas on LNG carriers
- Chart’s cryogenic ISO containers have been safely and efficiently delivering LNG by sea for years