Azbil has secured a contract from Japan Marine United Corporation to supply an integrated automation system of LNG carriers for installation at a shale gas liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the US.
The LNG carrier will be used to transport LNG, particularly from the US, as part of the Cove Point project.
The LNG carrier will feature a tri-fuel diesel electric (TFDE) propulsion system, which uses low-sulfur oil as a fuel to meet US coastal environmental regulations.
It is also equipped with a heat-insulated tank, which is claimed to feature the world’s lowest boil-off rate (BOR).
The deal requires Azbil to provide its Marine-DEO integrated automation system for the LNG carrier.
“Azbil will offer engineering assistance and trial run support for the system.”
The system will supervise and control a cargo tank containment system, cargo handling equipment and a gas supply system to diesel generator engines in the TFDE system.
It will also control power supply to the electric propulsion system.
Azbil will offer engineering assistance and trial run support for the system.
The company said the LNG carrier needs advanced control technologies in order to safely transport LNG, which is cooled and liquefied to extremely low temperatures.
To date, Azbil has supplied marine monitoring and control systems for more than 100 LNG carriers, in addition to offering onboard equipment, such as instruments and control valves, as well as maintenance services.