Mitsubishi Shipbuilding secures order for 12 fuel gas supply systems
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has received orders from Imabari Shipbuilding for 12 units of its fuel gas supply system (FGSS), MHI said on July 13.
The FGSS is an LNG fuel gas supply system designed for high-pressure dual-fuel marine engines. The equipment will be installed in nine LNG-fuelled car carriers and three LNG-fuelled bulk carriers, which will be constructed by Imabari Shipbuilding starting from spring 2024.
The FGSS ordered by Imabari Shipbuilding features an optimised cargo space layout with a modular design, ensuring efficient use of space and easy maintenance access, MHI said. This design also helps in reducing construction time at shipyards. The system includes a proprietary control system that can be customised according to the customer's requirements, ensuring excellent operability and safety.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding previously received an order for FGSS for LNG-fuelled car carriers from Imabari Group in 2021. However, this is the first order for FGSS for LNG-fuelled bulk carriers. Including the previous and current orders, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will supply a total of 18 units (15 car carriers and three bulk carriers) to Imabari Shipbuilding. Two units have already been delivered.
In the case of the LNG-fuelled car carriers, Imabari Shipbuilding will also install LNG fuel tanks, which are currently being manufactured at its Nishi-Tadotsu division. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is providing technical support for the manufacturing of these LNG fuel tanks.