DSME Completes LNG Carrier Using Natural Gas (FGSS, PRS®)

LNG Carrier with FGSS and PRS

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said the firm’s LNG carrier Creole Spirit, ordered by Canada’s Teekay in 2012, completed test working in Straits of Korea.

Conventional LNG carriers use duel fuel engine mainly utilizing bunker-C oil but DSME’s ships uses LNG fuel.

The LNG carrier uses natural gas ME-GI engine for the first time in the word and applied natural gas-related technologies such as FGSS and PRS®, according to one of the “big three” shipbuilders of South Korea

The company said fuel efficiency of natural gas is 30 percent higher than traditional LNG, and polluted material such as carbon dioxide and nitrification can also be lowered by more than 30 percent. The operating expenses for the ship can also be cut down by up to $5 million per year. Creole Spirit will be sent to the ship-owner in January of next year after finishing process.

DSME earned 35 orders of large LNG carriers last year and earned nine LNG orders worth $200 million this year.

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ACD fuel gas system supplies LNG to Rasheeda engines on cue

LNG fuel systems LNG fuel systems ACD fuel gas system supplies LNG to Rasheeda engines on cue fuel gas system

ACD reports that its MSP-SL reciprocating, high-pressure pump system for the supply of LNG to the two engines onboard Rasheeda is performing well on the LNG carrier’s current historic voyage.

A Q-max vessel of 266,000m3, Rasheeda is the first LNG carrier with conventional diesel engines to have its propulsion system converted to dual-fuel running.

Rasheeda’s pair of newly configured, gas-burning, MAN ME-GI engines were commissioned on completion of the second phase of gas trials off the Spanish coast in mid-September. The vessel is now enroute from Qatar to the UK’s South Hook terminal with a cargo of LNG, its first following the engine conversion.

To date ACD has delivered 14 high-pressure and 25 low-pressure LNG fuel system for two and four-stroke marine propulsion engines. The Santa Ana, California-based firm also has a significant backlog of similar orders for delivery through 2017.

Rasheeda is one of 45 Q-flex and Q-max LNG carriers owned or part-owned by Nakilat of Qatar. The shipowner is reviewing the possibility of converting the conventional, two-stroke diesel engines of further vessels in this fleet to the ME-GI configuration.

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ACD fuel gas system supplies LNG to Rasheeda engines on cue

LNG fuel systems LNG fuel systems ACD fuel gas system supplies LNG to Rasheeda engines on cue fuel gas system

ACD reports that its MSP-SL reciprocating, high-pressure pump system for the supply of LNG to the two engines onboard Rasheeda is performing well on the LNG carrier’s current historic voyage.

A Q-max vessel of 266,000m3, Rasheeda is the first LNG carrier with conventional diesel engines to have its propulsion system converted to dual-fuel running.

Rasheeda’s pair of newly configured, gas-burning, MAN ME-GI engines were commissioned on completion of the second phase of gas trials off the Spanish coast in mid-September. The vessel is now enroute from Qatar to the UK’s South Hook terminal with a cargo of LNG, its first following the engine conversion.

To date ACD has delivered 14 high-pressure and 25 low-pressure LNG fuel systems for two and four-stroke marine propulsion engines. The Santa Ana, California-based firm also has a significant backlog of similar orders for delivery through 2017.

Rasheeda is one of 45 Q-flex and Q-max LNG carriers owned or part-owned by Nakilat of Qatar. The shipowner is reviewing the possibility of converting the conventional, two-stroke diesel engines of further vessels in this fleet to the ME-GI configuration.

Sourced by ekomeri.com