The scope of supply includes two nitrogen generators, supply air compressors, valves and control cabinets. Scheduled for delivery in 2025, the 51,950 GT newbuild will be the Japanese owner’s first cruise ship to be built in Europe. There is an option for a second ship. About ten LNG-powered cruise ships are currently in service, with another 25 expected to join the global fleet over the next five years.
Engines running on LNG, ammonia and methanol in particular require an N2 system for safety reasons, as explained by Rune Moseidjord, Sales Manager, Maritime Protection. “Nitrogen is used to purge the fuel gas system before and after engine start or during maintenance. It creates a safer, more stable environment.
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