Skip to main content

LNG powered cement tanker successfully launched

Published by
World Cement,

Watched by a large audience, Ferus Smit’s LNG powered cement tanker ‘Greenland’ was christened and launched on 31 October.

Mrs. Ase Espeland, partner of Mr Petter Tronstad, CEO of KGJ cement, performed the christening ceremony.

A pressurised LNG tank is incorporated inside the hull of the vessel. It will be the first dry cargo vessel ever with an LNG fuelled propulsion system.

Using LNG as maritime fuel is by far the most environmental-friendly solution available today. The vessel will meet the most stringent emission criteria.

The ship is equipped with a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on the principle of fluidisation of cement with compressed air. This system enables the cement to be pumped through a completely closed, thus dust free, piping system to shore facilities.

Edited from source by Joseph Green. Source: Ferus Smit

Read the article online at:

You might also like



WCT2020 provides a unique online forum for cement industry professionals to hear first-hand from experts through a series of exclusive presentations from cement producers and industry experts.

Find out more and register for the series »



World Cement Spotlight with Rockwell Automation

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, sat down with Michael Tay, Advanced Analytics Product Manager at Rockwell Automation to discuss his recent article in World Cement.

Entitled ‘Smooth Sailing’, this article explains how machine learning can help save energy, reduce downtime and predict equipment failures, thus enabling the smooth running of cement plant operations.

Watch the interview now »


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):