Evaluation of Propulsion Options for LNG Carriers (eBook)

Published Date

January 2002

Evaluation of Propulsion Options for LNG Carriers (eBook)

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This paper shows how an analysis of different propulsion types shows economical and environmental arguments for a move away from steam propulsion. (42pp)

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As part of their studies into the future of the LNG industry, Tractebel Gas Engineering (TGE) and Dorchester Maritime Ltd (DML) have jointly evaluated various options for LNG carriers, particularly the alternatives now available to the traditional steam propulsion and the use of cargo reliquefaction. Triggered by the current LNGC new building boom, coupled with the fact that LNGC's are the only ship type which have retained the low efficient steam turbine as a mean of propulsion.

Presently the World's LNGC fleet comprises 129 ships. Over 50 vessels are currently on order, which will increase the total capacity by over 45% over the next four years. To date, all of these new vessels are contracted to be powered via steam turbines, apart from 2 vessels to be built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique France. The analysis of the different propulsion types shows that there are clear economical and environmental arguments to move away from steam propulsion.

Paper delivered by:
Dr. Manfred Küver (Tractebel Gas Engineering GmbH)
Mr. Chris Clucas (Dorchester Maritime Ltd)
Mr. Nils Fuhrmann (Tractebel Marine Engineering GmbH)

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: Evaluation of Propulsion Options for LNG Carriers (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g155
Published Date: January 2002

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