World’s First Natural Gas-Fuelled LNG Carrier



Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has completed the trial sail of the world’s first LNG fuelled environment-friendly and high-efficiency carrier.  It  is expected to be delivered in January 2016.

The 173,400-cubic meter vessel named Creole Ordered by Canadian shipping company Teekay perfectly met standards of a high-pressure natural gas engine, storage and transport of natural gas and partial re-liquefaction system (PRS).

It boasts 30 percent higher fuel efficiency while sharply reducing pollutants, allowing its owner to save $5 million in fuel costs a year, company officials said.  DSME got 35 of the 47 orders for LNG carriers with capacity of 160,000 cubic meters or larger that Korean shipyards received last year.

Source: The Korea Times


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