Babcock wins 21st ecoSMRT contract

ecoSMRT Babcock International's ecoSMRT is used for LNG boil-off gas management. Credit: Babcock International

Aerospace and defence company Babcock International has secured its 21st supply contract for LNG single mixed refrigerant (SMR) solution ecoSMRT at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea.

ecoSMRT, developed in collaboration with HHI, is now increasingly being used by global shipowners and shipyards for LNG boil-off gas management. The first ecoSMRT module is set for delivery to Hyundai’s Ulsan shipyard in March 2019 for ship delivery and first operations in 2020.

Neale Campbell, Babcock LGE managing director, said: “ecoSMRT has proven to be an attractive solution to shipowners looking to improve the overall efficiency of their LNG carrier, whilst reducing cargo loss.”

He added: “With demand for better operational efficiency at the forefront of customer requirements, ecoSMRT will be fundamental to the LNG market going forward.”

Vessel owners and operators can optimise their LNG carriers by reliquefying excess boil-off gas generated during transit, while benefiting from lower purchase and operating costs than competing SMR or nitrogen expansion systems.

The solution provides high-efficiency reliquefaction of LNG boil-off gas, using only an SMR circuit, without the need for external pre-cooling, said Babcock International. This provides a significant reduction in environmental footprint and means that ecoSMRT requires just a single compressor – translating to lower maintenance requirements and reduced spares inventory.

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