P&O Maritime Logistics retrofits Hannah Kristina to LNG
P&O Maritime Logistics has recently completed the conversion of one of its cargo vessels, the Hannah Kristina to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The company noted it is doing its part in an industry-wide shift prioritising sustainability.
The job was completed by Høglund Gas Solutions under a contract signed in March last year with oilfield services provider Halliburton to provide a turnkey retrofit of the 5932 dwt RoRo. Hannah Kristina can operate dry bulk, wet bulk and general cargo. The vessel is owned by Base Marine Norway, in which P&O owns a 51 percent stake, and under technical management by Larvik Shipping while Halliburton is the end-charterer.
The scope under the contract consisted of a 250 cubic metre capacity FGSS with a dedicated Gas Control and Safety System to serve the already installed dual-fuel M/E with natural gas. For the shore-power upgrade that will be used to power the vessel while berthing and to charge the existing Energy Storage System (ESS), Høglund supplied and installed a package consisting of shore connection cabinets of 690V / 600kVA compatible with shore power supply, following IEC80005-3 standards. Both systems are integrated into the existing Automation System (IAS), Power Management System (PMS) and ESS control system of the vessel which were delivered and installed by Høglund in 2018.
The installation of a dual fuel system enables the vessel to run using LNG which will reduce the CO2 emissions by 1700 tonnes per year and the NOx emissions by 140 tonnes per year.
P&O Maritime added that it continues to expand its efforts to make a positive impact, as it work towards achieving its net-zero target along with the parent company DP World.