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Høglund FGSS picked for LNG-fueled crude oil quartet

Marine solutions provider Høglund has been contracted to deliver Fuel Gas Supply Systems (FGSS) for four LNG-fuelled LR II crude and product oil tankers.

Hoglund FGSS picked for LNG-fueled crude oil quartet
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In partnership with Guangzhou Shipyard International, Høglund will design, supply and deliver the FGSS for the 119,900-dwt vessels, owned by China Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (BoComm Leasing) and chartered by Shell.

FGSS deliveries will be made between December 2021 and August 2022; delivery of first and last vessel, respectively.

The project demonstrates the growing understanding within shipping that transitioning to alternative fuels will require specialised solutions, particularly when it comes to fuel handling systems. FGSS solutions form part of Høglund’s core expertise, curated over many years of work and experience in gas control and automation solution.

Commenting on this contract, David Gunaseelan, VP Sales & Marketing at Høglund Marine Solutions, said, “The project demonstrates the growing understanding that gas solutions and wider automation work are crucial to improve vessels’ connectivity and communications, and ultimately integrate and control the systems abroad ships in a way that maximises safety and reliability”.

Since introducing its Gas Solutions division, Høglund has contributed to a variety of retrofit and newbuild gas projects by supplying FGSS, custody transfer systems, and cargo handling systems, among other solutions, for vessels across a range of sectors – from passenger vessels to tankers.