05 December 2023
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group has secured its initial order to deliver LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) fuel supply systems (FGSS). They will apply on high-pressure dual-fuel marine engines.
Particularly, the proposed systems will serve onboard 6 LNG-fuelled car carriers. Imabari Shipbuilding Group will construct the newbuilds.
Additionally, FGSS’ components include LNG fuel gas supply units, LNG fuel tanks, and a control unit.
The equipment module design aims to save space and requires minimum maintenance, enabling the shipyard to reduce the period of deployment.
Besides, the subject fuel supply system can receive modifications as per the operational needs of the client.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s FGSS has been engineered for marine engines following delivery records of solutions for onshore engine test centres.
The company used its LNG and vaporised gas handling technologies for the development of the solution.
“The company has already received orders for and delivered FGSS for marine low-pressure engines. This latest order of FGSS for marine high-pressure engines means that the company has acquired orders for both low and high-pressure types.”Mitsubishi Shipbuilding
The recent order for FGSS will allow the firm to meet part of their strategic initiatives. These aim to back energy transition.
Last week, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding teamed up with e5 Lab to work on the design of a standard hybrid-electric propulsion ship, called ROBOSHIP.