Hyundai Heavy’s Unveils World’s First Gas Engine Package
Nov. 12, 2012 - Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading marine engine manufacturer, announced today it has successfully carried out the world’s first ME-GI full scale demonstration test in combination with Hi-GAS.
HHI’s independent LNG Fuel Gas Supply (FGSS), Hi-GAS system (Hyundai Integrated Gas Supply System) allows marine engines to use diesel and LNG for fuel. With the alternative fuel consumption, the ship equipped with this system will show higher performance and reduced emissions.
Hi-Gas system can be used in all types of vessel such as LNG carriers, containerships, and oil tankers. With the advantages, the system can meet shipowners’ demands and stricter IMO environmental regulations.
As the IMO’s SOx regulations will come into force ECA (Emission Control Area) on after 1 January 2015, the market for the LNG FGSS will be extended to all over the world. Currently, the United States, Norway, and the North Sea are designated as emission control areas.
Mr. Lee Tae-young, vice president of HHI’s Engine and Machinery Division said “There are numerous inquiries regarding the FGSS. This FGSS will give us marketing leverage for new shipbuilding order as IMO regulations begin in earnest.
*Photo : FGSS Demonstration Test