Ship Photos of the Day – Teekay’s MEGI LNG Carrier ‘Creole Spirit’ Celebrates One Year in Operation

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February 21, 2017

Creole Spirit. File photo: DSME

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.

Creole Spirit delivery. Photo: Teekay
Creole Spirit delivery. Photo: Teekay

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.

Launch. Photo: Teekay
Launch. Photo: Teekay

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.

Creole Spirit's MEGI main engine. Photo: Teekay
Creole Spirit’s MEGI main engine installation. Photo: Teekay
Photo: Teekay
Photo: Teekay

Congrats to the crew!

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