By Rhea Healy2017-01-30T14:10:00+00:00
MAN Cryo, a marine fuel-gas-system manufacturing subsidiary of MAN Diesel & Turbo, has signed a contract to deliver a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel-gas supply system to the first LNG-powered vessel of its kind.
The deal with Sefine Shipyard in Turkey will see MAN Cryo deliver an LNG supply system that will be installed aboard a double-ended RoPax ferry – the first of its kind with LNG propulsion.
Source: MAN Diesel & Turbo
The LNG supply system includes a 150m3 vacuum insulated storage tank and all auxiliary equipment including an LNG vaporizer, a pressure build-up unit, bunker station and heat exchanger. The equipment will supply gas to the ferry’s three dual-fuel propulsion engines.
The MAN Cryo system is scheduled to be delivered in November 2017.
Once commissioned, the 133-metre-long ferry, owned by Italian company Caronte & Tourist, will be able to carry 290 cars on two vehicle decks and will operate on the strait of Messina in Italy.
A statement from the company said it was chosen to supply this new order due to its experience in the field of vacuum technology and cryogenic tank engineering.
MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, has acquired the marine fuel gas supply system (FGSS) business from Sweden-based Cryo AB.
MAN Diesel & Turbo’s turbomachinery unit is being shipped to South Africa following successful acceptance tests, to form the heart of Air Liquide’s air separation unit (ASU) in Secunda.
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