LNG Transport Barge
In 2014, Conrad Industries, Inc. engaged Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) to develop a 3,000-cubic meter LNG transport barge utilizing a BHGI proven hull design. BHGI was awarded Approval in Principle (AIP) by ABS for the design of the 3,000 cubic meter LNG transport barge design on behalf of Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. BHGI has a decade long relationship with Conrad Shipyard that has traditionally focused on coastal liquid cargo barges from 26,000 BBL to 80,000 BBL. It is the 300’ version of these successful double hull oil barges that serves as a basis for this LNG transport barge.
The new design will serve the purpose of primarily transporting LNG in blue water along the United States coastline. Storage containment consists of four Type C pressure tanks, all equally sized at 750 cubic meters. The tank design offers suitable hold times for cargo transport without the need for reliquefaction. The design is focused on constructability and ensuring cargo safety.