At Finland’s Meyer Turko shipyard, the Icon of the Seas is well into construction. Stretching 90 feet and weighing 208,000 tons, Royal Caribbean’s most anticipated megaship at a whopping $1.3 billion will debut next year as the cruise line’s first of three LNG-powered passenger vessels. Her twin siblings Apex of the Seas and Joy of the Seas will launch in 2025 and 2026. All will accommodate up to 5,600 people and all will require marine fueling throughout their Caribbean odysseys.
Now enter Woodlands-based Eagle LNG, which in short order has found incredible success building smaller-scale receiving and regasification terminals throughout the Caribbean.
Reese Energy Consulting today is following the latest from Eagle LNG and its new partnership with Royal Caribbean to supply multiple, purpose-built bunkering vessels equipped to deliver gas to the three LNG-fueled cruise ships sailing the island nations. The LNG will be sourced from the company’s liquefaction facilities in Jacksonville, Fla., where it most recently performed its first shore-to-ship bunkering for a 7,500-car carrier.
Eagle has supply and terminal agreements with Barbuda, Antiqua, Aruba, and Puerto Rico to displaces heavy fuel oil with LNG for water treatment and power generation.