ACD has received an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) for LNG fuel gas pump systems, in another clear sign of the potential that the LNG business holds for the industrial gas and equipment industry.
The Santa Ana, California-based company has been engaged by DSME to engineer and supply two high-pressure LNG fuel gas pump systems for its new 173,400 cbm ME-GI LNG carriers for TEEKAY Shipping Ltd, with options to order up to three additional systems.
The vessel will be Det Norske Veritas (DNV) classified and meet or exceed environmental standards.
Delivery of the LNG fuel gas pump systems is expected to begin no later than February 2015, with the new vessel delivery scheduled for first-half 2016.
The high-pressure LNG fuel supply system includes ACD’s model MSP-SL high-pressure pumps with gearbox assemblies and electric 150kW inverter duty motors. Also included are an external oil lubrication system and a VWP-190-10 water/glycol vaporizer, supplied by Cryoquip Inc., a Cryogenic Industries company. All equipment is integrated on a common skid with piping, control valves and monitoring equipment.
“We are excited to be working with DSME and to utilise our standard products for this new and exciting application for LNG fuel gas systems,” explained Richard Young, Deputy Managing Director of ACD.
“Cryogenic Industries is committed to serving these markets from LNG process plants to maintenance and support of the group products through our global network of companies. The transition into LNG fuel systems has been a natural progression and we’re pleased to be involved as a key contributor. It’s a win-win.”
Tony Bingham, Director of Business Development and Technology, Technical Services at Teekay Corporation, added, “We are very pleased to have selected ACD as a key supplier for our fuel gas delivery systems. ACD’s experience and reputation within the global cryogenic industry will provide a positive contribution to our vessels.”