TGE gets order for first LNG-fuelled cruise ships
AIDA’s Japanese newbuilds will have dual-fuel engines with TGE gas fuel systems
German company TGE Marine Gas Engineering says that it has been awarded a contract by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to deliver two complete LNG fuel systems.
The systems will be installed on the two AIDA cruise ships which are being built at MHI in Japan for the Rostock-based Carnival company. According to TGE, the 124,500dwt ships, scheduled for delivery in 2015 and 2016, will be the first cruise vessels to be equipped with dual fuel engines, meaning that as well as using conventional fuels, they can run on liquefied gas, depending on its availability at the port.
A TGE Marine Gas Engineering spokesman said: “The contract with MHI for a world-leading cruise line is a great success in recognition of the company’s efforts in developing environmentally friendly fuel gas systems for the marine industry.”