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Kongsberg to supply first Korean dual-fuel merchant ship

Ilshin Shipping Company is adding an LNG fuelled bulk carrier to its existing fleet Ilshin Shipping Company is adding an LNG fuelled bulk carrier to its existing fleet

Kongsberg Maritime is to supply an integrated automation solution to South Korean ship owner Ilshin Shipping Company, for installation on a newbuild 50,000 dwt LNG fuelled bulk carrier being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The ship, scheduled for delivery during the fourth quarter of 2017, is the first dual-fuel merchant vessel to be built in South Korea and will also be the first ship to implement Kongsberg’s new Fuel Gas Supply System (FGSS).

In addition to the FGSS, the delivery includes a K-Chief 600 alarm, monitoring and control system, an AutoChief 600 propulsion control system, a Bearing Wear Monitoring System (BWCM), an Emergency Shutdown System (ESDS) and a K-Gauge fuel tank monitoring setup.

The AutoChief 600 propulsion control system will be integrated with the FGSS to control the main Fuel Gas valve, propulsion and main engine.

“Kongsberg Maritime has an established long-term relationship with Hyundai Heavy Industries and we are keen to support its shift towards building ‘Green Ships’ to comply with new ECA/SECA requirements,” said Morten Stanger, vice president, merchant marine sales, Kongsberg Maritime.

“Our diverse portfolio of integrated technology is designed to make shipping more efficient. Our systems make new solutions like Fuel Gas Supply Systems a viable option for more vessel types, enabling more shipowners to save money on bunkering costs and the shipping industry to reduce its overall environmental footprint.”{/mprestriction}

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