KONGSBERG has won orders for automation and control systems for eight LNG (Liquefied
Natural Gas) carriers. The total scope of the orders is approximately US $15 million,
and delivery is scheduled from early 2006 and to the end of 2007. The vessels are
to be built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries
for international shipping lines.
New operating concepts
KONGSBERG continues to experience success with its targeted initiatives in automation
and control systems for gas carriers. The company is keeping a close eye on the
development of new principles for transporting LNG. These vessels will embody new
operating concepts. Four will run directly on diesel, while the other four will
have hybrid diesel-electric propulsion systems, as opposed to conventional boilers
and steam turbines.
67 LNG carriers on order
These orders are proof positive that KONGSBERG is maintaining its strong position
in this market."We are currently supplying systems for a total of 67 LNG carriers
that are on order or under construction", remarks Marketing Director Tor Erik Sørensen.