Take-Over and Operating Experience with the Gaz De France Dual Fuel Diesel Electric LNG Carriers (eBook)

Published Date

June 2009

Take-Over and Operating Experience with the Gaz De France Dual Fuel Diesel Electric LNG Carriers (eBook)

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In 2002, Gaz de France decided to introduce Dual Fuel Diesel Electric propulsion in its ships, instead of the traditional steam turbine propulsion. For this, they were assisted by the company GAZOCEAN. This report presents three different vessels and how did GAZOCEAN succeed and overcame this challenge. (8pp)

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Gaz de France took delivery of Provalys and Gaz de France energy from Chantiers de l’Atlantique in November 2006 and December 2006 respectively. In March 2007 Gaz de France and NYL like took delivery of Gaselys, sister ship of Provalys, from the very shipyard.


In early 2002, when the Gaz of France energy was ordered, Gaz de France decided to break with the LNG industry tradition of steam turbine propulsion and to introduce Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) propulsion.


The ship-management company GAZOCEAN, in which Gaz de France holds and 80% stake and NYK Line 20%, was selected to assist the ship owners for the supervision of these new buildings and appointed as ship operator, in charge of the manning and technical management.


The three ships posed a double challenge for the company: they were the first DFDE LNG carriers and they had to be taken to the ship operator’s fleet within a very short period of time.


This report will show how GAZOCEAN managed to succeed to this challenges, especially concerning recruitment and training, and will also provide some information on the performance of this new type of propulsion, after one year operation.

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.

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Title: Take-Over and Operating Experience with the Gaz De France Dual Fuel Diesel Electric LNG Carriers (eBook)
Product Code: WS1055EA
Published Date: June 2009

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