- ABS has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
- The hybrid system was tested for application on LNG carriers at the South Korean shipbuilder’s ship research and development facility.
Hybrid battery power system gets green light for LNG carriers, reports Riviera.
ABS has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for its hybrid power system for use on LNG carriers
The hybrid power system structure comprises an energy storage system (ESS) and a shaft generator within an existing power source.
It will enable LNG carriers to use battery power for spinning stock or peak shaving to enhance efficiency and fuel consumption.
The hybrid system was assessed for application on LNG carriers at the South Korean shipbuilder’s ship research and development facility.
Receiving AiP from ABS has made it possible to diminish reliance on the generator engine and enrich fuel efficiency by encompassing an antidote that can improve the performance of the DSME shaft generator.
“Hybrid electric power systems offer the opportunity to improve safety, reliability, operational efficiency and reduce the fuel consumption, environmental footprint, and equipment maintenance when compared with traditional electrical power systems. Being able to apply hybrid power systems to large vessels like LNG carriers is another step forward in the drive to meet IMO sustainability goals,” said ABS vice president of technology Gareth Burton.
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