Laby Compressors For Ship Propulsion

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Burckhardt Compression is supplying Laby compressors for a liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping AS. The Laby compressors will be delivered to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard as part of the fuel gas supply system built by Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Solutions and will supply the LNG carrier’s propulsion system with LNG boil-off gas as fuel. The X-DF engine, a dual-fuel two-stroke engine from Winterthur Gas & Diesel, allows both natural gas and marine diesel to be used as fuel for ship propulsion systems. Ship operators can switch between the two fuel types, maritime diesel and the boil-off gas that inevitably evaporates from LNG storage tanks, during operation.

The vessel, scheduled for delivery in Q2 2021, will have a capacity of 1.05 MMcf (30,000 m3), delivering LNG to Italy.