«Bit Viking» is the world's first vessel in service whose main machinery has been converted to burn LNG as fuel.
She is also the largest commercial vessel that is not an LNG tanker, to use LNG as fuel.
After the conversion that was undertaken under the supervision of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL), the 25.000 DWT product tanker successfully completed sea trials.
Owned by the Swedish Tarbit Shipping, «Bit Viking» now qualifies for lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission taxes under the Norwegian government's NOx fund scheme, due to substantial reductions in her carbon emissions.
«Bit Viking» is trading along the entire length of the coast of Norway, from Oslo to Kirkenes, on behalf of Statoil. The vessel has 9 crewmembers from OSM.