KHI orders GE equipment for LNG duo
GE’s Power Conversion business said that it had received a new order from Kawasaki Heavy Industries for electric power and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers.
The LNG carriers will be built for the purpose of transporting LNG from Louisiana, USA. Their construction is scheduled to be completed from 2017 through 2018.
Induction motor technology for the maritime industry was developed 16 years ago by GE Power Conversion for the U.S., UK, and French navies. Since January 2012, it has won contracts to supply induction-based propulsion motor technology for 28 LNG carriers, GE said in a statement.
“This order is based on the result of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ evaluation of GE’s induction motor technology and its extensive track record. While GE has many achievements abroad, this is the first order that we have received in Japan,” said Yoichi Yamaki, Regional Manager, GE Power Conversion.
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