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World Largest LNG Carriers

NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd has grown to the world leading company as LNG ships’ operator, especially MOSS-type vessels. The number of direct and indirect LNG vessels is respectively 18 and 15 under operations of NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd.

What is LNG?

LNG stands for Liquefied Natural Gas and primarily consists of methane. LNG is colorless and transparent. It is cooled to -162 degree Celsius to be converted from gas to liquid form. In light of global environment, this eco-friendly and clean energy encourages growth of the LNG market.

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Engine Plant of LNG Carriers

〔Reheat Boiler Plant〕

The boiler generates high pressure steam at 12 MPa / 565℃ by transferring the heat of combustion of BOG*1 , and it is used as the main propulsion engine of LNG carriers.

Reheat Boiler

Reheat Steam Turbine

Propeller

Newly built ships will be equipped with cutting-edge propulsion system such as *2 DFDE propulsion system, hybrid of two-stroke engine or etc.

*1 Boil Off Gas (BOG): Despite of tank insulation, the admission of external heat causes a little evaporation of LNG. This evaporation is called as BOG.
*2 DFDE: Dual Fuel Diesel Electric Propulsion. DFDE propulsion system uses either oil or gas and uses an electric motor. The DFDE propulsion system improves fuel efficiency.