Creole Spirit: First MEGI LNG Vessel Out for Sea Trials
October 7, 2015
Yet Another Milestone for Creole Spirit – Sea Trials!
Another proud moment for our gas team! Creole Spirit has sailed out from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard for sea trials. What started just as a concept has now become reality. Shortly after keel laying in March, installation of the M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) twin engines was successfully completed.
Creole Spirit is Teekay’s first of nine LNG newbuildings equipped with dual fuel two stroke MEGI engines from MAN Diesel & Turbo. The vessel is expected to enter service in January 2016 on a contract charter with Cheniere. Upon delivery, Creole Spirit will be the most efficient LNG ship on the water with the lowest unit freight cost in the world fleet.
Creole Spirit at DSME Shipyard
Creole Spirit departing from Okpo-dong, South Korea