Exmar chooses LPG propulsion for VLGCs

Exmar is to build its LPG fleet with two VLGCs that will also burn the gas as fuel Exmar is to build its LPG fleet with two VLGCs that will also burn the gas as fuel

Shipping company Exmar is to install liquid petroleum gas (LPG) burning two-stroke engines on two very large gas carriers (VLGC) to be built at Hanjin Heavy Industries’ Subic Bay shipyard by 2020.

The VLGCs will help Exmar fulfil its contract with Norwegian oil company Statoil, signed on 21 December, for the worldwide transportation of LPG. Exmar described the Statoil project as the first to offer a financial incentive for the use of LPG as a marine fuel.

Exmar reported that it had been involved in long-standing cooperation with Lloyd’s Register concerning classification, and with MAN Diesel & Turbo over the development of an efficient LPG fuel system that allows part of the cargo to be used for the vessel’s propulsion. As reported, MAN is developing the first LPG-burning two-stroke engine under a technical collaboration with its licensee Hyundai Heavy Industries.

LPG does not contain any sulphur and substantially reduces CO2 and NOx emissions. When used as a fuel, particulate matters are almost halved compared to a conventional engine burning heavy fuel oil.

The 79,500m3 vessels will be delivered within the third quarter of 2020.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

SCHOTTEL strengthens presence in Nordic region

As of November 2018, SCHOTTEL Norway AS and Frydenbø SCHOTTEL Nordic AS have been merged under SCHOT... Read more

StormGeo Launches Navigator Solutions Portfolio

The First Integrated Navigational Planning and Route Optimization Platform Delivered by One Company Read more

Oceans of opportunity

Sofia Fürstenberg Stott has been an architect of Nor-Shipping’s evolution to embrace and enable new ... Read more

Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard

Nor-Shipping is aiming to set a new benchmark for the maritime and ocean event segment with a move t... Read more

Datum Electronics Ltd and Intertech B.V. Announce New Partnership in the Netherlands

Located in the Netherlands, Intertech B.V. is now Datum Electronics’ representative for torque senso... Read more

Oil quality is the key to increased up-time

Research has shown that 80% of all hydraulic failures can be directly attributed to oil contaminatio... Read more

View all