Pascagoula MS, November 14, 2017 - VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine) a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced the signing of an offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Articulated Tug and Barge (LNG ATB) unit with Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, LLC (Q-LNG). 


Rendering courtesy of Q-LNG, LLC

VT Halter Marine has contracted with Q-LNG for engineering services to complete the detailed functional design for the development and construction of one LNG Bunkering ATB unit with an option for an additional unit. The ATB Tug will have 5,100 horsepower, GE 6L250 MDC EPA Tier 4 main engines, with Z-drives, and dimensions of 128’ x 42’ x 21’. The barge is designed to carry 4,000 cubic meters of LNG, and will have dimensions of 324’ x 64’ x 32’.6”. The LNG ATB Unit is designed to meet the requirements of American Bureau of Shipbuilding (ABS) and the International Gas Carrier (IGC) code as an LNG bunkering barge. Anticipated delivery date for the first unit is 1st Quarter 2020. Contract terms and delivery were not disclosed. 

“We are pleased to announce our partnering with Q-LNG and Mr. Guidry for engineering and construction of this first of a kind offshore LNG bunkering ATB. Our talented workforce are up to the task of delivering an industry leading product," said Rob Mullins, Chief Executive Officer at VT Halter Marine.  

Q-LNG is owned 70% by Shane Guidry and 30% by Harvey Gulf International Marine, New Orleans, Louisiana. Q-LNG will own and operate assets providing marine transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG), a critical component of U.S. LNG infrastructure, commencing with a long-term contract with Shell Trading (U.S) Company (Shell) to deliver LNG as a fuel source to various ports in Florida and the Caribbean.


VT Halter Marine, the marine operations of VT Systems, is based in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is a leader in the design and construction of medium-sized ships in the United States. VT Halter Marine designs, builds and repairs a wide variety of ocean-going vessels such as patrol vessels, oil recovery vessels, oil cargo vessels, ferries, logistic support vessels and survey vessels. Please visit www.vthaltermarine.com.

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