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Rolls-Royce to power Golar FLNGV

LNG Industry,

Rolls-Royce has secured a contract with Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard to supply two gas engines for power generation on board Golar LNG Ltd’s floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV).

The vessel Hilli was a former LNG carrier, and is now being converted to an FLNGV carrier.

Rolls-Royce’s Bergen B35:40V20AG solution is a compact and powerful gas engine with low emissions of NOx, CO2, SOx and particulates. The energy consumption is also low, offering a more efficient all-gas solution compared to dual-fuel options. The power generated will be mainly used for the liquefaction processes, and also for supporting vessel operation and the energy needs of the crew onboard.

Richard Bowcutt, Rolls-Royce, SVP Commercial Marine – Asia Pacific, commented: “We are excited to collaborate with Keppel Shipyard on this ground breaking conversion of Golar’s LNG carrier into an FLNGV through the supply of our Bergen gas engines. The contract awarded by Keppel is recognition of the cost-efficiency of our engines and demonstrates the faith that the market has in our innovative single fuel LNG solutions.”

The contract with Keppel Shipyard includes an option for additional two engines for a second Golar LNG carrier to be converted, Gimi. The engines are scheduled for delivery next year and the conversion of Hilli is expected to be completed in 1Q17.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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