Kawasaki delivers LPG-fuelled LPG carrier

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has announced the delivery of the 84,000 cubic-metre-capacity, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-fuelled LPG carrier Crystal Trinity.

Built for Kumai Navigation (PTE), the vessel is the 65th LPG carrier built by Kawasaki and the Japanese shipbuilder’s second 84,000 cbm-capacity LPG carrier equipped with a dual-fuel main engine.

The main engine and generator feature a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, an exhaust gas purification system to reduce NOx, which allows the ship to navigate in Emission Control Areas (ECA).

The installation of LPG fuel tanks on the ship’s upper deck makes it possible to bunker LPG separate from the ship’s LPG cargo. Moreover, a piping system connecting the LPG fuel tanks and LPG cargo tanks enables transferring of extra LPG to the LPG fuel tanks if necessary.

Additionally, Kawasaki says the addition of its rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and the semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F) contribute to reducing fuel consumption.

Looking ahead, Kawasaki said it plans to develop and build more LPG-fuelled LPG carriers and ‘other commercial vessels that meet environmental standards’. It will also seek to develop and offer ‘other eco-friendly marine technologies’. These products include vessels for transporting liquefied hydrogen, ‘considered to be the next-generation energy source,’ Kawasaki said.

Source: https://www.bunkerspot.com/

Tags: Crystal Trinity, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, LPG Carrier
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