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LR approves GE Marine and DSIC turbine-powered LNG carrier

In a boost for Dalian Shipbuilding Industry's Corp's (DSIC) ambitions in the LNG sector Lloyd’s Register (LR) has given Approval in Principle (AiP) for GE Marine and the shipyard to construct a jointly-conceived gas turbine-powered LNG carrier

“With AiP in hand, we can now move into the final vessel design for construction and customers can feel confident in procuring a gas turbine-powered LNG carrier,” said Brien Bolsinger, vp of marine operations at GE Marine.
 
The new design, incorporating GE Marine gas turbines in a COGES (Combined Gas turbine Electric and Steam) arrangement would boast a high reliability with lower maintenance costs and better performance, with a total power output of between 32 MW and 50 MW, depending on the configuration.
 
“We are pleased to see that GE/DSIC/LR design team has made milestone progress on this project. We continue to optimize the LNG carrier design to provide customers with a reliable, environmental, and efficient solution,” said Yang Weizan, LNGC technical leader from DSIC.
 
Maogen Xue, LR Greater China marine manager, said: “LR’s AiP of the DSIC/GE-designed COGES LNG carrier marks another successful case for joint collaboration with key marine industry players to adapt new innovative ideas and technologies. We are confident that this propulsion concept, approved by risk-based approaches, can deliver highly competitive through-life benefits and environmental performance to ship operators.”

 

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