GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) have obtained Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Approval in Principle (AiP) for the jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design.
“With the AiP in hand, customers can feel confident in procuring a COGES-powered LNG carrier through DSIC,” said Brien Bolsinger, Vice President, Marine Operations, GE Marine.
“Operational benefits of gas turbines to naval architects, owners and operators include high power in a compact package and design flexibility. The gas turbine is so lightweight – fully 80% lighter and 30% smaller than comparable slow-speed diesel applications – that it can be located anywhere on the ship,” Bolsinger added.
LR spearheaded and completed a preliminary hazard identification (HAZID) and hazard and operability (HAZOP) study and a COGES Operation Modes evaluation.
Commenting, LR’s Global Special Projects Manager Thanos Koliopulos said: “This study delved into the carrier’s power station configuration, hazardous areas, structural integrity, safe separation, pipe routing and ventilation. The studies will help mature the design and minimize risk for the COGES LNG carrier system. Meanwhile, we evaluated technical risks including the gas combustion unit and compressors with the equipment makers to ensure safety and operability.”
Source & Image Credit: LR