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ENGIE Unveils Eco-LNG Carrier "Gordon Waters Knutsen"

Working together to promote the transition to sustainable energy

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  • 17/07/2023
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ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales is delighted to announce the naming ceremony of the eco-LNG carrier Gordon Waters Knutsen. This vessel represents a significant milestone in meeting France’s and Europe’s liquified natural gas import needs. As a long-term charter for ENGIE, the Gordon Waters Knutsen exemplifies the company’s commitment to a greener energy transition and supply diversification. Moreover, the ceremony stands as a heartfelt tribute to Gordon Waters, a visionary leader and integral part of ENGIE’s LNG activities.​

Meeting the Growing LNG Demands

Gordon Waters Knutsen, owned and managed by Knutsen OAS Shipping and its local French affiliate, will proudly fly the French flag as it joins ENGIE’s LNG carrier fleet in July 2023. With a length of about 300 meters and a capacity of 174,000 cubic meters, this state-of-the-art vessel is equipped with the latest LNG shipbuilding technology. Her features, such as MAN MEGA engines, shaft generators, reliquefication module, Air Lubrication System, and low boil-off GTT tanks, contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The vessel’s construction adheres to stringent environmental standards, aligning with ENGIE’s vision of sustainability.​

Advancing the Energy Transition

As Europe seeks to reduce carbon emissions and diversify its energy sources, new vessels like Gordon Waters Knutsen will play a crucial role in supporting France’s and Europe’s liquified natural gas import needs. ENGIE’s commitment to a greener energy transition and gas supply diversification plan is further reinforced by this addition to its growing LNG carrier fleet. This eco-LNG carrier showcases the company’s dedication to utilizing advanced technologies and innovative practices that minimize environmental impact.​

A Tribute to Gordon Waters’ Legacy

In commemorating the naming ceremony of Gordon Waters Knutsen, we also pay tribute to the late Gordon Waters, an esteemed leader, colleague, and friend. His invaluable contributions to ENGIE’s LNG activities and the company’s overall growth will forever be cherished. This ceremony serves as a heartfelt tribute to his remarkable legacy, symbolizing his unwavering commitment to driving ENGIE’s LNG operations forward.​

The naming ceremony of the eco-LNG carrier Gordon Waters Knutsen marks a significant milestone for ENGIE and the energy industry. With her advanced LNG shipbuilding technology and sustainable features, this vessel embodies ENGIE’s dedication to a greener energy future. We celebrate this achievement while honoring the memory of Gordon Waters, a true visionary.
Together, let us continue our collective efforts to achieve ENGIE’s goals and drive the global transition towards a more sustainable and diversified energy landscape.

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