Oslo, Norway, July 23, 2014. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has secured multiple orders to supply its Maritime Protection Dry Inert Gas Generator (DIGG) systems for installation on LNG carriers under construction at Japan Marine United’s Tsu shipyard.
Two DIGG units will be installed on two gas carriers under construction for Japanese owners Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd./Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (first vessel) and Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd./NYK Line (second vessel).
Maritime Protection Managing Director, Steinar Andersen said:
“We are delighted to be working with JMU on these orders, which confirm Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions amongst the leaders in the supply of Dry Inert Gas Generator systems to LNG as well as LPG carriers. These orders are a breakthrough for WTS in the Japanese market where our DIGG systems have been chosen as a ‘state of the art’ solution, positioned for the future LNG gas carrier market.”
The MP DIGG system comprises an inert gas generator, refrigeration unit and a combined cooler/dryer and will be delivered to the yard in 2016. Among the reasons for the selection of the system is that it occupies much less space and volume in the engine room compared with competitive units.
WTS is also fulfilling orders for Maritime Protection DIGG systems for VLGC/LPG carriers built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Hyundai Samho Shipyard and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
About Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions is a global provider of cost efficient engineered solutions, equipment and services for the maritime and offshore industries. With expertise in safety, HVAC, electrical & automation and insulation solutions, we add value throughout the lifecycle of your vessels, rigs and platforms.
About Japan Marine United
JMU was created by integration of two leading shipbuilding companies in Japan, Universal Shipbuilding and IHIMU. Taking full advantage of the strengths of those two companies in the areas of design/development and outstanding technical capabilities developed as a result of an extensive record of actual shipbuilding work, JMU aims to establish its position as the top company in the industry and realize a strategy for continuing growth.