Hyundai Heavy delivers MEGI LNG tanker to Knutsen

La Mancha Knutsen (Image courtesy of Hyundai Heavy)
La Mancha Knutsen (Image courtesy of Hyundai Heavy)

South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries on Monday said it has delivered a 176,000-cbm LNG carrier to Norwegian shipping company Knutsen.

The LNG tanker named La Mancha Knutsen is equipped with Hyundai Heavy’s newly developed gas treatment system.

The system includes an M-type, electronically controlled, gas injection (MEGI) engine, a boil-off gas (BOG) high-pressure compressor, a BOG re-liquefaction system, an LNG fuel gas supply system and Hyundai integrated gas supply system (Hi-GAS).

The new gas treatment system can re-liquefy 100 percent of the BOG and re-store it in the LNG tank which can later be used as the ship’s fuel, whereas the conventional systems can only re-liquefy BOG partially, Hyundai Heavy said in its statement.

According to HHI, the gas treatment system is expected to save $1 million in fuel costs each year or up to $25 million in total, considering that vessels are used for an average of 25 years.


LNG World News Staff

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