WE Tech Solutions has received orders to deliver its Solution One Economical Operations systems for at least eight LNGCs in the past few months.
The latest contract called for the fitting of a system on board two 174,000 cu m LNGCs being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries for Knutsen OAS Shipping, which will be chartered to Polish Oil Mining and Gas Extraction.
WE Tech will commence the delivery of two sets of direct drive permanent magnet shaft generators, variable speed frequency drives and dedicated power management system (DPMS) for each vessel in October, 2021.
The solution supplies the vessels electrical power distribution from shaft generators allowing for the auxiliary generators to cease operating while at sea, thus saving fuel.
Earlier, WE Tech was awarded a contract to deliver its energy efficiency solutions to another six Shell operated LNGCs.
This order was an option to an earlier contract signed in March 2020 to fit eight 174,000 cu m LNGCs for Shell.
All 14 of the LNGCs will be chartered to Shell LNG and are being built for Knutsen OAS Shipping, JP Morgan Asset Management and Korea Line Corp at Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.
“Our state-of-the-art variable frequency drive technology together with permanent magnet generators, which have the markets highest efficiency over the full speed and power range can fully satisfy gas carriers’ needs,” explained Peter Lindström, WE Tech Solutions Sales Manager. “With our solution, the energy efficiency of the machinery reaches unprecedented levels.”
“Environmental sustainability has always been one of the fundamentals in our business development. We are glad to work together with WE Tech Solutions to build the most advanced and eco-friendly LNG carriers,” added Oliver Smith, Knutsen OAS Shipping project manager. “The utilisation of WE Tech’s energy efficient solutions keeps Knutsen the frontrunner in technical innovations as we always strive to be.”
Equipment for the original eight Shell LNGCs will be delivered from February, 2021.