Norwegian automation specialist Høglund Marine Solutions has signed six more contracts with Jiangnan Shipyard and Babcock LGE to supply Integrated Automation, Cargo and Fuel Gas Control Systems for six very large ethane carrier (VLEC) newbuilds, reports Port News
Three vessels will be owned by AW Shipping Limited, (a joint venture shipping company, established by Wanhua Chemical Group and Abu Dhabi National Petroleum Corporation), one by Hong Kong-headquartered Pacific Gas and two by Tianjin Southwest Maritime.
Repeat orders to supply integrated automation systems
These new contracts build on earlier collaboration between Høglund, Jiangnan and Babcock. Previous joint projects supplied the same scope for four newbuilds in 2021 and 2022 – the world’s largest VLEC vessels.
The Fuel Gas Supply System as a component of the gas handling plant on board provides ethane from cargo to the main engine which runs on dual fuel (oil and ethanol). During a voyage, a shaft generator provides power to all on-board systems, enabling greater energy optimisation throughout the ship.
The six ships will be delivered from February 2024 to February 2025.
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Source: Port News