21-ship LNG carrier order for Hamworthy

21 Nov 2011

Hamworthy reports that it has won contracts to install its technology on 21 LNG carriers, under construction in South Korea, for Norwegian owners Golar, AWILCO and Höegh LNG, and Greek owners MaranGas and Thenamaris.

Undeterred by reports of the proposed takeover bid by Wärtsilä, the company continues to attract orders. 12 Hamworthy Moss inert gas systems will be installed on a series of 156,000m3 capacity LNG carriers and 170,000m3 LNG FSRUs at Samsung Heavy Industries, seven inert gas systems will be installed on 160,000m3 capacity LNG carriers at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and two inert gas systems will be installed on 170,000m3 LNG FSRUs at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Each inert gas system, offering capacity of 14.500Nm3/h-16.000Nm3/h, will be delivered to the respective shipyards in 2012 and 2013.

“The upgraded system for the latest newbuildings is based on key experience from the Qatargas project,” says Morten Letnes, marine business unit director, Hamworthy Moss. “High grade materials, in-house component manufacturing and unique two-stage fan solution ensures reliable running conditions. Upgrades on system regulation, component cooling and capacity tuning are based on years’ of experience from operating the system under extreme conditions. Our global network is key in providing service and support to ship owners and yards across the world and the combined team effort of our employees in Norway and Korea was instrumental in securing these latest inert gas system contracts.”

Hamorthy says that these latest orders have underscored its position as the world’s leading supplier of inert gas systems

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