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27 minutes ago, Lloyd555 said:

 

I just asked the question in the Meyer Werft Fanclub. They seem to know these things. 😄

 

On the Neptun Werft site there is mention of a new shipbuilding hall that was opened at NEPTUN WERFT in 2018. I assume it's the hall that the Icon FERU is in. The hall is 180 metres long, 65 metres wide and 58 metres high. 

 

"... The 13,000 m2 production space is mainly used to build our floating engine room units – the centrepiece of next-generation cruise liners that feature an eco-friendly LNG drive system. NEPTUN WERFT makes the floating engine room units made ready for installation before delivering them to MEYER WERFT in Papenburg and MEYER TURKU in Finland..."

 

Good info there. So the hall width at 65 meters is wider than Oasis which is 60.5 meters Beam at the water line. It does give us an idea of how big/wide Icon can get but we need the other variables. 

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33 minutes ago, Lloyd555 said:

The hall is 180 metres long, 65 metres wide and 58 metres high. 

If you figure the inside of the building is about 63 meters and there’s 3 meters clearance on both sides, that gives a beam for the ship of about 57 meters or 187 feet. Quite a bit narrower than Oasis class but at least 15 ft wider than Q class. 

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23 minutes ago, Tall-Cruiser said:

 

Good info there. So the hall width at 65 meters is wider than Oasis which is 60.5 meters Beam at the water line. It does give us an idea of how big/wide Icon can get but we need the other variables. 

 

Use the cars to figure out the width! 😜

 

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49 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

Some indirect progress - the AIS transponder for the Costa Toscana (the ship in front of the build basin below) has been turned on and I assume she'll be out of the way in a couple of months.

 

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December apparently. 

Other progress...

Celebration bow section taking shape.

 

 

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Somewhat related:

 

Determined to meet the high demand for cleaner energy, Crowley Maritime Corporation and Shell partnered to build and operate what is claimed to be the largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker barge in the United States.
 

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The vessel is meant to help speed up the process of decarbonization in the shipping industry by expanding the LNG fleet.

Crowley and Shell’s barge will be built at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It will be a flat, 416-ft (126.7-meter) long monster equipped with advanced technology and cargo handling capabilities. Its design will offer capacity for 12,000 m3 (3.17 million gallons) of liquefied natural gas, as specified by Crowley. The flexible barge will be able to deliver LNG to various types of containment systems.

As stated by the two corporations, the vessel will be the largest Jones Act-compliant one of its kind. The Jones Act is a federal law that requires all goods shipped between the country’s ports to be transported on vessels that are built in the U.S. and operated by U.S. citizens. This will be Shell’s second such vessel under a long-term charter in the United States.

The constant search for more sustainable energy sources has led to the rapid growth in the popularity of LNG in the alternative fuel market. Orders for ships fueled by liquefied natural gas continue to rise and the future bunker barge comes to meet the high demand, according to Tucker Gilliam, vice president of Crowley Shipping.

In its recently published Maritime Forecast to 2050 report, DMV states that 12 percent of the current global order book is for alternative fuels. Half of those orders are for LNG. There are over 500 LNG-fueled ships in operation and on order as of June 2021.

The largest LNG bunker barge in the United States is expected to be deployed on the U.S. East Coast in 2024.
 
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2 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Wonder and Icon

 

That's a wee bit greedy, but I like it.

Yes Wishful thinking on my part. Has Wonder been really “confirmed” for PC. Hope it happens. For you it will be a short “walk” and perhaps a 2.5 hours drive down for some of us 😀

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16 minutes ago, Tall-Cruiser said:

Yes Wishful thinking on my part. Has Wonder been really “confirmed” for PC. Hope it happens. For you it will be a short “walk” and perhaps a 2.5 hours drive down for some of us 😀

 

Fall 2022 TA destination is PC. She'll be here for 1 season.

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