DSME delivers carrier that can fully liquefy gas

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DSME delivers carrier that can fully liquefy gas

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) said on Tuesday that it had delivered a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with a full reliquefaction system to a client, paving the way for additional orders of ships with the high-end system.

It is a major achievement for the world’s second-largest shipbuilder by orders as the company now has the technology to build LNG ships with either a partial or full reliquefaction system, the company said in a statement.

In 2016, Daewoo Shipbuilding delivered an LNG ship with a partial reliquefaction system to a client for the first time in the market. Most LNG ship orders that the company has received so far this year include a full reliquefaction system, the statement said.

The company also has the technology to apply the full system to an LNG ship powered either by a high-speed ME-GI engine or low-speed X-DF dual-fuel engine, a company spokesman said.

Since full reliquefaction allows an LNG ship to fully liquefy evaporated gas, shippers are increasingly placing orders for LNG ships with the advanced technology, the spokesman said.

As of the end of May, Daewoo Shipbuilding has had $22.4 billion worth of orders for 96 ships in its backlog.

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