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ABS Awards AIP for Innovative LNG Carrier Design

Figure 1 – HZ LNG Carrier COGES Con? guration.

(Image: GE)

GE’s Marine Solutions and Hudong-Zhonghua Ship- principle with the requirements of the ABS standards the design of the HZ LNG carrier. The COGES system building (Group) Co., Ltd. (HZ) received Approval in and international regulations. We are pleased to be an will feature one GE LM2500-family gas turbine gen-

Principle (AIP) from the America Bureau of Shipping integral part of this joint development project with a erator, one heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and (ABS) for a jointly developed lique? ed natural gas great potential to reduce exhaust emissions.” one steam turbine generator. (LNG) carrier design to be powered by GE’s Combined Shown in Figure 1 is the COGES system applied on

Gas Turbine Electric and Steam (COGES) system. “With AIP in hand from ABS, customers can now pro- cure this LNG carrier that is capable of meeting Tier III

International Maritime Organization and Tier 4 United

States Environmental Protection Agency emissions requirements today,” said GE’s Brien Bolsinger, Vice

President, Marine Operations. “Thanks to the compact and lightweight attributes of GE’s COGES arrange- ment, customers can realize an additional 4,000 cu. m. of LNG cargo space versus a traditional 174,000-cu. m.

LNG carrier powered by dual fuel diesel engines,” said

HZ President Chen Jun. “Also, since the GE gas turbine is dual fuel capable, it can operate either on the carrier’s cargo of boil off gas or on marine gas oil to provide for all power and propulsion.” “New technologies and innovations are essential in- gredients for sustainable growth of the marine industry and protection of our natural environment,” said Bill

Shi, ABS Vice President of Engineering, Greater China

Division. “By evaluating this new design concept joint- ly developed by Hudong-Zhonghua and GE and grant- ing this milestone AIP, we have acknowledged that the eco-friendly propulsion system is in compliance in 65

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