Kongsberg Maritime will supply a fully integrated automation solution including the first delivery of its advanced new Fuel Gas Supply System (FGSS) for a newbuild 50,000 DWT LNG Fuelled bulk carrier, ordered by South Korean ship owner, Ilshin Shipping Company. The new bulk carrier will be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and is scheduled for delivery during the Q4 2017. It is the first dual-fuel merchant vessel to be built in South Korea.
Ilshin's new bulk carrier signals the beginnings of a move towards LNG bunkering in the far east, driven by the lower cost of fuel and the need for more environmentally friendly vessel operation, in addition to new mandatory requirements for cleaner shipping through Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) and Emission Control Areas (ECA).
In addition to the new FGSS solution, the delivery includes K-Chief 600 alarm, monitoring and control system, AutoChief 600 propulsion control system, Bearing Wear Monitoring System (BWCM), Emergency Shutdown System (ESDS) and K-Gauge fuel tank monitoring. The AutoChief 600 propulsion control system will be integrated with the Kongsberg FGSS to ensure seamless control of the main Fuel Gas valve, propulsion and main engine.