Fincantieri hands over Clean Everglades LNG bunker barge to Seaside LNG

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding hosted a christening ceremony on Tuesday in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin for the recently constructed LNG bunker barge Clean Everglades, marking the delivery of the vessel to its owner Seaside LNG.

Clean Everglades is fitted with four 1,375 CBM IMO Type C tanks. The LNG barge, classed by ABS, will utilize a cargo handling system designed and developed by Wartsila. The vessel is 340’ overall length, 66’ beam, and 32’-10” deep.

The vessel is similar in design and appearance to its sister ship, the LNG barge Clean Canaveral, which was delivered by Fincantieri two years ago. Since then, the vessel has made more than 65 LNG bunker deliveries.

The 5,500 cbm articulated tug barge was built for Jones Act-shipowner Seaside LNG as the demand for LNG-powered ships continues to increase. Namely, orders for LNG vessels are eclipsing 30% of the fleet orderbook.

The vessel will be operated by Polaris New Energy, the bunkering arm of Seaside LNG, which maintains the largest fleet of Jones Act-compliant bunkering vessels in the U.S.

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