Azbil has been awarded a contract by Japan Marine United to provide the integrated automation system of LNG carriers to support a US shale gas LNG project.
Under the contract, Azbil will provide Marine-DEO integrated automation system for the LNG carrier to monitor and control cargo tank containment system, cargo handling equipment and gas supply system to diesel generator engines in the TFDE system, as well as electric power supply to the electric propulsion system.
The company will also provide engineering assistance and trial run support for the system.
The LNG carrier will transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) mainly from the US as part of the Cove Point project, which involves constructing new liquefaction facilities to liquefy shale gas and natural gas excavated in the US and export it to other countries.
The carrier will be integrated with a tri-fuel diesel electric (TFDE) propulsion system, which can use low-sulfur oil as a fuel, in order to comply with US coastal environmental regulations.