Naming and launching of M/V Shetland


Shetland is a dedicated cement carrier built for JT Cement AS, a joint venture between KGJ Cement, NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers Ltd and Erik Thun AB. She is a sister vessel of Greenland and Ireland, with a LNG fueled propulsion system. The vessel has improved cargo carrying capacity and LNG tank capacity compared to her sister ships, and will be able to receive shore power.

Using LNG as maritime fuel is the most environmental-friendly solution available today. While sailing on LNG, the vessel will meet the most stringent emissions criteria and is well positioned to meet more stringent regulations that might be in place in the future.

The ship is equipped with the fully automated KGJ Cement patented cement cargo handling system, which will enable the vessel to discharge efficiently both pneumatically and mechanically. This system enables the cement to be pumped through a completely closed and dust free piping system to shore facilities.

Mrs. Marianne Eide, spouse of Mr. Jonny Eide, Commercial Vice President KGJ Cement, performed the naming ceremony. After the ceremony, the launching went smoothly and was followed by a nice dinner for the invited guests. Click here to watch the video: