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Taylor-Wharton to manufacture LNG fuel system

LNG Industry,

Taylor-Wharton has been selected to design and manufacture an LNG fuel system for Furetank Rederi AB.

The company announced plans to provide a complete onboard LNG fuel system, including two 255 m3 Type C storage tanks, for Sweden’s Furetank Rederi. Furetank is trying to comply with new international environmental rules for low sulfur emissions by converting an oil and chemical cargo tanker, the Fure West, to use LNG. The joint industries project (JIP) ‘LNG-CONV’ will convert the main engine to use the cleaner burning LNG.

European initiative

In a statement, Furetank explained: “Together with the engine maker MaK in Germany, supplier PON Power in Denmark, Taylor-Wharton, which will manufacture the tanks and LNG fuel system in Slovakia, and the fact that the work will be carried out in a yard in the north of Europe, [this keeps] the LNG CONV [project] true to the wish from the Commission to use European workmanship.”

Bobby Cushman, VP of CryoLNG at Taylor-Wharton, added: “Taylor-Wharton is proud to bring our patent pending Sea Blue technology and strong European manufacturing to this project.”

LNG engines

Taylor-Wharton will manufacture the tanks, bunkering skids, vaporisation skids and control system for Fure West in Kosice, Slovakia. Two 255 m3 tanks will be installed and will power the main MaK 7M46DF engine, and at least one of the three Caterpillar 3058 auxiliary engines will be altered to operate on LNG.

“This project will highlight our continued investments in LNG technology and experienced LNG people worldwide,” concluded Eric Rottier, Chairman and CEO of Taylor-Wharton.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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