By LNG World News Image courtesy of FassmerGerman shipbuilder, Fassmer, has been commissioned by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to build an LNG-fueled survey, wreck search and research vessel.
Once completed in 2020, the vessel, named Atair will replace the ship currently in service under the same name, the shipyard said in its statement.
The €114 million (Approx: US$119.1 million) investment is part of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure’s (BMVI) plan to modernize BSH’s fleet.
BMVI further noted in its statement that it intends to gradually increase the number of vessels using alternative fuels such as LNG through retrofitting or new
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