The units, slated for 2016 delivery, will be installed on two LNG carriers, for Japanese owners Tokyo LNG Tanker/Mitsui OSK Lines and Tokyo LNG Tanker/NYK Line. Each system comprises an inert gas generator, refrigeration unit and a combined cooler/dryer.
“We are delighted to be working with JMU on these orders, which confirm Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions amongst the leaders in the supply of Dry Inert Gas Generator systems to LNG as well as LPG carriers,” said WTS maritime protection md, Steinar Andersen. “These orders are a breakthrough for WTS in the Japanese market where our DIGG systems have been chosen as a ‘state of the art’ solution, positioned for the future LNG gas carrier market.”
The new orders add to existing contracts for WTS DIGG systems, for VLGC/LPG carriers built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Hyundai Samho Shipyard and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.