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.
Sourced by ekomeri.com