BG Group to add two LNG vessels to fleet

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 5 -- BG Group PLC has signed an agreement with South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. for the delivery of two newbuild dual-fuel diesel-electric (DFDE) LNG vessels.

The design of the 170,000 cu m capacity carriers incorporates hull modifications and DFDE propulsion technology, which is expected to improve operating efficiency and reduce air emissions compared with conventional steam turbine technology.

Samsung will build, equip, launch, and deliver the ships using the GTT Mark III membrane cargo containment system. Both ships are scheduled for delivery in 2010.

BG says the new vessels will replace some of its chartered ships. BG has an additional four vessels, each with 145,000 cu m of capacity, under construction at Samsung's South Korea shipyard. These ships are scheduled for delivery this year and in early 2008.

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