意大利海运集团Fratelli Cosulich已经推出其第一艘LNG燃料油船并为其命名为Alice Cosulich。
在财政上，该项目得到了公共实体和私人金融机构之间的合作支持，并且还获得了欧洲联盟（EU）在连接欧洲基金（CEF）计划下的拨款，Cassa Depositi e Prestiti公司担任 "执行伙伴"。
Fratelli Cosulich集团的ESG企业总监Giulia Cosulich作为该船的教母，感谢所有参与该装置建造的人，并说： "事实上，这项重要的投资再次证实了集团对保护环境的承诺，同时减少足迹和绝对安全的操作。该集团今天真正关注的是在未来进一步发展所有与液化天然气相关的活动"。
Cosulich还说，该集团 "一直深深相信与中国的关系和友谊"，并指出： "这艘船是我们两国人民和国家之间存在的相互信任的具体证明，我在这里不仅代表我的家人，而且重申我们对主办今天发射的伟大国家的信心。"
Fratelli Cosulich inaugurates its first LNG bunkering vessel
Italian maritime transportation group Fratelli Cosulich has launched and christened its first LNG bunker tanker vessel named Alice Cosulich.
The vessel, inaugurated at the CIMC SOE shipyard in China, will sail under the Italian flag and will be operated by both onshore and offshore personnel.
It has a 5,300 DWT, can carry 8,200 m3 of LNG and 500 m3 of MGO, and will be fitted with Wartsila’s Dual Fuel technology, which is used in many marine propulsion and power production systems.
The delivery of the vessel is scheduled for September 2023.
Fratelli Cosulich said the most efficient ‘boil off’ treatment techniques will be offered by the LNG subcooling plant, completely eliminating any potential environmental effects and minimising cargo losses, and the propulsion and manoeuvring system will be of the azimuth type, with a double bow thruster, to allow high manoeuvrability in port areas.
Financially, the project was supported by the collaboration between public entities and private financial institutions and has also been awarded a grant by the European Union (EU) under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti acting as ‘implementing partner.’
Giulia Cosulich, ESG Corporate Director at Fratelli Cosulich Group, acting as the godmother of the vessel, thanked everyone who participated in the construction of the unit, and said: “Indeed, this important investment reaffirms the group’s commitment to safeguarding the environment, while decreasing the footprint and operating with absolute safety. The group is today really focused on further growing all LNG-related activities in the next future.”
Cosulich also said the group “has always and deeply believed in relationship and friendship” with China, noting: “This launch is a tangible proof of the mutual trust that exists between our two populations and countries, and I am here not only to represent my family but also to reaffirm our faith in the great country hosting today’s launch.”
To remind, the vessel order was placed back in May 2021, marking the company’s foray into the LNG bunkering business.