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Yokogawa receives supply order for LNG carrier

LNG Industry,

Yokogawa Electric Corporation received an order from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. to supply the control system for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that is being built for the Ichthys LNG project in Australia, which is being operated by Japanese company INPEX.

The ship will be the world’s largest Moss-type LNG carrier and will be used for transporting LNG from an onshore LNG processing plant that is being constructed as part of the Ichthys LNG project. The ship is scheduled to begin service by the end of 2016, in time for the completion of the plant. It is also the first Moss-type LNG carrier equipped with a dual-fuel diesel engine, which burns both fuel oil and gas.

Yokogawa will deliver the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system for monitoring and controlling the LNG carrier’s LNG tanks and loading/unloading facilities as well as the supply of gas to the dual-fuel engine and the supply of power to other driving units. The company will also be responsible for the engineering and commissioning of the control system.

Yokogawa has delivered control systems for other DFDE ships. The company also won the control systems order for other Ichthys LNG project facilities in 2012. These include the onshore LNG processing plant, offshore production/process facilities, and the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. With this contract, the CENTUM® VP system will cover all project facilities, from production to LNG transport.

Expanding industry

The construction of new LNG carriers is being planned around the world for the transport of LNG from North America, Russia, Africa, and other regions. Yokogawa is set to expand its control business for marine resource development facilities, including LNG carriers, FPSO vessels, floating LNG (FLNG) vessels, and floating storage and re-gasification units (FSRU).

Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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