LNG shipments are among the strongest and most technologically advanced.
These ships have an exemplary sailing history, having never suffered a major incident in over 60 years.
There are more than 550 such vessels worldwide and more than 100 are currently under construction. Almost 60% of these ships are less than 10 years old. Currently 154 LNG tankers are on order.
GNL Quebec has made a commitment to build the ships that will be supplied to the Énergie Saguenay plant according to unique specifications in order to reduce underwater noise to a minimum. The results of this commitment will be demonstrated by the achievement of a "silent vessel" certification offered by the major naval classification societies. The ships will also be fueled with LNG to reduce GHG emissions.
Here are some examples of solutions confirmed for the project and which will reduce underwater noise:
Other sound mitigation measures are currently being studied and will be until the construction of the ships to ensure that they are equipped with the most recent and efficient technologies. Let us note among others: