BV to Class Largest Ever LNG carrier
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Ship Systems
Worldwide Metric
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

CLIPSO PRODUCTIONS is the leader in manufacturing PVC-FREE wide width stretch coverings for walls and ceilings. Lightweight, design, acoustic, CLIPSO fabrics are IMO, CE and Oeko-Tex certified to fulfill any of your wishes.

The Missions to Seamen
The Flying Angel Club meets the needs of all seafarers and the general public by providing accommodation, transport foreign exchange, postage and telephone services.

International Underwriting Association - IUA
The IUA is a worldwide body representing the interests of the marine insurance industry globally.
    United Kingdom

PortVision provides enhanced levels of knowledge and transparency to maritime activities within ports, inland waterways, and oceans. The Web-based service provides real-time visualization and historical reporting that process/analyzes 40+M signals/da
    USA Texas

BV to Class Largest Ever LNG carrier


Bureau Veritas has been chosen to class the 153,500 cu m liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier ordered by Gaz de France from Chantiers de l’Atlantique. This largest ever-built LNG carrier is due for delivery in 2005. The traditional steam turbine plant will be replaced by a low-pressure dual-fuel diesel-electric system, and the cargo gas will be carried in the new CS1 membrane system developed by Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT). BV helped to develop the concepts for the vessel, including unique new rules.

BV co-operated with Wärtsilä for the development of the safety concept of the low-pressure dual fuel diesel/gas engine, and has issued new rules for such engines. These are unique, and set new standards for this type of machinery plant. The dual-fuel diesel-electric propulsion system offers several advantages. As a more compact installation, it allows the shipyard to maximise cargo space in the hull. It will reduce gas consumption compared to the conventional turbine installations. Operators will have more flexibility with respect to crewing, as engineers familiar with turbine installations are now in short supply. Maintenance is simplified as generator sets can be taken of line and maintained on passage. Machinery redundancy is enhanced, cutting the risk of a power failure.

BV also cooperated with GTT on the complex calculations and modelling needed to develop the cost-effective CS1 containment system. CS1 was granted BV concept approval in 2002. The CS1 containment system combines the best features of the proven Mark III and NO96 membrane systems. It offers increased strength, faster fabrication, and a cost reduction of 15 per cent compared to existing systems. Partial loading conditions are also possible, improving operational flexibility.


About the Company

Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide


E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .