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Kongsberg receives order for LNG-fuelled bulk carrier

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LNG Industry,

Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it has received an order to supply an automation solution including its Fuel Gas Supply System (FGSS) for a newbuild LNG-fuelled bulk carrier, ordered by Ilshin Shipping Co.

The LNG-fuelled bulk carrier will be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and is scheduled for delivery during 4Q17. It is the first dual-fuel merchant vessel to be built in South Korea.

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 (ESD) System and K-Gauge fuel tank monitoring. The 0 propulsion control system will be integrated with the Kongsberg FGSS to ensure seamless control of the main fuel gas valve, propulsion and main engine.

Morten Stanger, Vice President, Merchant Marine Sales, Kongsberg Maritime, said: "Kongsberg Maritime has an established long-term relationship with Hyundai Heavy Industries and we are keen to support its shift towards building ‘Green Ships' to comply with new ECA/SECA requirements.”

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