Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has obtained an approval by French classification society, Bureau Veritas, to provide LNG fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) for small and mid-sized ships, Kallanish Energy reports.
The approval in principle (AIP) enables Mitsubishi to expand its product line-up to meet the increasing demand for LNG fuel. The company said in a statement on Monday it “will continue not only providing FGSS as a manufacturer, but also offering superior engineering services for gas handling-related equipment.”
The FGSS is suitable for marine four-stroke dual fuel engines of small and mid-sized ships. These engines are able to run on conventional heavy oil and natural gas as fuel. Mitsubishi’s system includes an LNG fuel tank, gas supply unit, control systems and other relevant equipment.
The technology approved by Bureau Veritas is targeted for coastal ferries and other cargo ships. Last year, Mitsubishi delivered its FGSS to be installed on Japan’s first LNG-fueled car carrier, which is currently being built.
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