"K" Line's LNG Powered Car Carrier Project

By Keith Henderson at August 23, 2011 05:52
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Shipping line K-Lines, Japan is developing, KHI and DNV, a car carrier to be powered by Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). The vessels of length 470 ft (143 m) will have a capacity for 2,000 automobiles and is planned to be in service by 2015. The vessel will have two LNG tanks, each in its own independent compartment. Propulsion is by twin Kawasaki KG-12 in-line twelve cylinder Green Gas engines each of 5MW at 720 rpm via a twin input, single output (TISO) gearbox driving a single CP propeller. [More]

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