The LNG carrier has a cargo capacity of 174,000 cubic meters and is propelled with MAN MEGA engines.
Having opted for LNG as a cleaner alternative to conventional marine fuels, MSC Cruises has invested around €3 billion in three LNG-powered cruise ships.
The company this year has tripled its LNG deliveries.
The aid will take the form of a direct grant, and according to Gastrade, the promoter and operator of the offshore terminal, it is aimed at enabling the beneficiary to complete the construction of the terminal as planned by the end of 2023.
The energy transformation currently taking place in the EU encourages more and more companies to look for stable and long-term natural gas supply solutions.
Under the project, Daphne Technology’s SlipPure™ solution, an after-treatment system that cuts methane emissions on LNG-fuelled engines, also known as the methane slip, will be retrofitted onto Wärtsilä 34DF auxiliary engines on board Maran Gas Chios.