LNG Tanker System Deal

Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 11:11 AM gHale


ABB won an $58 million order to provide complete power and propulsion systems for six new LNG (liquefied natural gas) transport vessels to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at its shipyard in South Korea.
ABB will supply complete electrical systems for the ships; the delivery includes power generation and distribution systems, electric propulsion as well as the propulsion control systems, and related engineering services.
ABB’s electric propulsion concept combined with dual-fuel engines will allow Samsung Heavy to utilize various types of fuels. This flexibility enables the vessel to optimize their fuel selection, energy efficiency and fuel consumption while achieving the lowest possible emission levels when compared to traditional diesel mechanical systems.
Scheduled to be commissioned from 2012 through 2015, the ships will see use by several major oil and gas industry end customers to transport liquefied natural gas. The global demand for LNG is increasing as a low emission, clean energy source for use in industrial, commercial and residential applications.



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