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Teekay’s MEGI LNG carrier Creole Spirit is celebrating one year in operation.
The Creole Spirit was delivered to its owner Cheniere Energy in February 2016. It is Teekay’s very first M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI)-Type LNG carrier, designed to be significantly more fuel-efficient and have lower emission levels than other engines currently being used in LNG shipping.
Teekay LNG Partners signed the newbuiling contracts for Creole Spirit and one sister vessel, Oak Spirit, with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in 2013.
Since delivery, the vessel has been exporting volumes from the Sabine Pass LNG export facility, the first LNG export facility project in the lower 48 to receive approval for LNG exports.
Teekay said the first year of operation for Creole Spirit was accomplished with zero Lost Time Incidents.
Sister vessel Oak Spirit was delivered in August 2016.
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