Sumitomo Heavy Industries wins AIP for medium-size LNG dual-fueled tanker

By Jasmina Ovcina Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, was granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register for a medium-size tanker equipped with a high-pressure LNG dual-fuel system.

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High-pressure LNG that has been pressurized to approximately 300 bar will be supplied to this main engine through an LNG pump and vaporizer.

The shipbuilder said that a ME-GI type main engine designed by MAN Energy & Solutions will be installed on the vessel, enabling the vessel to save fuel.

Furthermore, the engine has the capacity to substantially reduce the methane slip,

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