KNOT shuttle bus will certainly include Wärtsilä VOC recuperation and also LNG gas modern technology


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Two brand-new shuttle bus vessels for the KNOT Group will certainly include Wärtsilä modern technology incorporating VOC recuperation with an LNG fuel gas supply system.

Wärtsilä is to give its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Recovery System, along with an LNG Fuel Gas Supply System, for 2 brand-new 124,000 DWT shuttle bus vessels. The ships have actually been purchased by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) and also will certainly be constructed at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & & Marine lawn in Korea.

With this modern technology, the dissolved VOC are blended with LNG and also made use of as gas for the major and also complementary engines. By making use of LNG as the key gas and also supplementing this with the power recuperated from the VOC, these vessels will certainly have the ability to reduce their exhausts of CARBON DIOXIDE matchings by 30 to 35 percent, a minimum of 30,000 lots each year, contrasted to traditional oil-fueled shuttle bus vessels. These cost savings are approximately the matching of the complete exhausts from around 20,000 vehicles.

“Wärtsilä has developed its VOC abatement technology over the past 20 years, and our competence in this field is unmatched in the marine sector,” claims Hans Jakob Buvarp, General Manager, Sales, WärtsiläMarine “It means that for these vessels, with the combination of Wärtsilä’s VOC recovery and LNG fuel systems, they will not only be extremely sustainable environmentally, but will also be commercially attractive. The VOCs that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere can instead be burned as fuel.”

“Our industry is rapidly changing towards greater environmental awareness and improved operational efficiency. These two new ships will reflect this change, thanks largely to Wärtsilä’s advanced technology. They will truly represent the new generation of shuttle tankers, with vastly reduced emissions and lower fuel costs,” claims Jarle Østenstad, New Building Director, Knutsen OAS.

The Wärtsilä remedies will certainly be supplied to the shipyard beginning in November of this year. When supplied, the vessels will certainly run in the North Sea oil areas.

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