Hoglund to supply equipment for Utkilen’s LNG-powered tankers

Norway’s Hoglund said it had secured a contract to supply equipment for four LNG-powered chemical tankers that Utkilen ordered from Turkey.

Turkey’s Icdas recently started building the first two of these four ships, scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025.

The 6,700 dwt vessels will run on LNG and diesel, with a view to using methanol and ammonia in the future, according to Uktilen.

Under the new contract, Hoglund said it would provide a complete integrated solution including automation and power management, hybrid electric, digital and fuel gas supply (FGSS) systems to power the four new ships.

Each ship, which is expected to operate in the Baltic and North Sea, would have multi-fuel engines, an optimized hull form and shore battery and power connections as part of Utkilen’s strategy to achieve ambitious goals. decarbonization, said Hoglund.

Hoglund partnered with Can Makina, the Turkey-based marine engineering and manufacturing company, to develop the hybrid-electric components.

These components will be integrated with Hoglund’s power management and electrical systems.

Høglund will also provide the ships’ FGSS. LNG is a “key element” of Utkilen’s decarbonization strategy, in addition to the possibility of using liquid biogas to further reduce the impact of greenhouse gases, he said.

The company said it would provide the FGSS with an integrated gas control and safety system.

Hoglund did not provide the contract price.

Last year, Hoglund also won a contract from Utkilen to upgrade four LNG-ready chemical tankers.

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