Teekay’s Creole Spirit, first M-type, Electronically controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) powered LNG vessel was launched on May 29. It was first floated in Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. Cheniere has taken the vessel on a charter contract and the vessel enters the service by 2016.
- It has a two stroke engine technology provided by MAN diesel and the MEGI propulsion system.
- MEGI vessels have a daily consumption of 100 tonnes when compared to Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) consuming 125-130 tonnes.
- Number of cylinders requiring overhaul has been reduced
- LNG vessels efficiency has been increased with the reduction in the size of the complex electrical systems and the introduction of a passive partial re-liquefaction system.
- Reduction in the unit freight cost has been achieved.
Installation of Cargo containment system, capable of transporting 174000 m3 of LNG, will be done by DSME over the next 8 months period. The tests and trials required by the ship and its equipments will be covered during that period.