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.