Hamburg: GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) announced yesterday at the SMM 2014 exhibition they have received Approval in Principle (AiP) for their jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The AiP was issued by Lloyd's Register.
According to Brien Bolsinger, Vice President, Marine Operations, GE Marine, "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."
It is envisioned that the initial LNG carrier design will be built around a GE gas turbine-based COGES (COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam) system that will feature one 30-megawatt gas turbine generator set and one steam turbine generator-set for power production. The carrier will allow for flexible configuration of prime movers, offering a total installed power of 32 MW to more than 50 MW, including back-up, if required.
The GE gas turbines can be equipped with a GE Dry Low Emissions (DLE) or single annular combustion system – both capable of meeting Tier III IMO/Tier 4 United States Environmental Protection Agency requirements now, operating on gas or liquid fuel, with no exhaust treatment and no methane slip. [11/09/14]