Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Delivers New High-tech LNG Carrier
South Korean shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has delivered a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with a full re-liquefaction system (FRS) to an unidentified owner, said a report in Yonhap.
Most of the LNG ship orders the company has received so far this year include the FRS system. "It is a major achievement for the world’s second-largest shipbuilder by orders as the company now has the technology to build LNG ships with either the partial re-liquefaction system (PRS) or the FRS system," the report quoted the company as saying.
It said that nine LNG carriers ordered at DSME this year will be equipped with a complete re-liquefaction system.
Daewoo says it delivered the world’s first LNG carrier with a partial re-liquefaction system in 2016, and with this new achievement, it gives it an advantage over competitors.
The company also has the technology to apply the FRS system to an LNG ship powered either by a high-speed ME-GI engine or by a low-speed X-DF dual-fuel engine, a spokesperson said.
As the FRS technology allows an LNG ship to fully liquefy evaporated gas, shippers are increasingly placing orders for LNG ships with the advanced technology, he said.