World’s First LNG-Powered Container Ship Delivered



Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has successfully delivered the first LNG-powered container ship the Isla Bella on Oct. 20 to Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) Maritime after the sea trial.  It is the world’s first LNG-powered container ship that includes patented technologies from the DSME and its subsidiaries.

The LNG-powered system has the following advantages:

  1. Lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency
  2. It is considered to be the future of the shipbuilding industry
  3. The ship can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 23 percent
  4. Reduce sulfur oxide emissions by more than 95 percent compared to conventional ships using heavy fuel oil (HFO)
  5. Fuel consumption can be cut by nearly 35 percent

The basic design and supply of its own patented high-pressure LNG fuel gas supply system were fabricated by the DSME,  its subsidiary Shinhan Machinery took care  of equipment and DSEC took charge of the overall design and material package supply.  Based on its patents and technologies, the DSME has won more than 30 LNG carrier orders.  The company boasts its unrivaled competitiveness in LNG-related technology.

The DSME proved its LNG gas supply system technology supplying high-pressure natural gas to the engine from the fuel tank.  The DSME has also secured price competitiveness through its high-pressure LNG vaporizing system.

Source: Business Korea