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Maritime Propulsion

July 12, 2023

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Receives Order for 12 LNG Fuel Gas Supply Systems

LNG fuel tank (Source: MHI)

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has received orders from Imabari Shipbuilding for 12 of its LNG fuel gas supply systems.

The systems are designed for high-pressure dual-fuel marine engines and will be installed on nine LNG-fueled car carriers and three LNG-fueled bulk carriers to be delivered from spring 2024.

The technology ordered by Imabari Shipbuilding feature an optimized cargo space layout utilizing a modular design for maximum space-saving and maintenance access, shortened construction schedule at shipyards, and a proprietary control system that can be customized according to customer needs.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding received a first order for the systems for LNG-fueled car carriers from Imabari Group in 2021, and the current order is its first order for LNG-fueled bulk carriers.

For the LNG-fueled car carriers, Imabari Shipbuilding will install LNG fuel tanks currently being manufactured at its Nishi-Tadotsu Division where Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is also providing technical support.