Development of Large LNG Carriers with Dual Fuel Diesel Electric Propulsion (eBook)

Published Date

January 2002

Development of Large LNG Carriers with Dual Fuel Diesel Electric Propulsion (eBook)

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This paper describes a study that shows an overall economic benefit from using Dual Fuel Diesel Electric Propulsion on large carriers. (57pp)

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As Demand for Natural Gas is rapidly increasing due to environmental concerns worldwide, lots of study on alternative propulsion systems for overall economy enhancement such as electric propulsion with dual fuel engines or gas/steam turbine combination and slow diesel engine driven with re-liquefaction plant were made by many manufacturers and marine consultants but overall economy studies including building cost, operating cost and capital cost by ship builders are not presented.

Recently, Samsung Heavy Industries, one of the leading shipyards for LNG carrier building, developed their standard design packages of LNG carriers such as panamax, 138K, 145K, 165K, 200K and 250K with propulsion alternatives of conventional steam turbine driven and electric propulsion with dual fuel engine and evaluated the overall economy depending on ship's size and propulsion alternatives.

In this paper, overall economy study results, standard designs for large LNGC with steam turbine driven and Dual Fuel Diesel Electric Propulsion (DFDEP) and design particulars were presented. As Conclusion, the adoption of DFDEF for Large LNG carriers provide remarkable overall economic benefit and larger sized LNG carrier shows the enhanced overall economy as same as normal commercial vessel's case study.

Paper delivered by:
Dosung Kong
Saweon Kang
Jinmo Kim
(all of Samsung Heavy Industries)

Prepared for:
Gastech Doha 2002

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: Development of Large LNG Carriers with Dual Fuel Diesel Electric Propulsion (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g160
Published Date: January 2002

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