Rolls-Royce to Power Golar’s New Floating LNG Liquefaction Ship

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Hilli arriving in Singapore, image via Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce says this week their engines will be installed aboard a new Floating Liquefaction Vessel (FLNGV) that is being converted at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.

Two Bergen B35:40V20AG will be installed aboard the Hilli which will supply the on-board power generation for the vessel. These two engines will be fueled exclusively by LNG.

Roll-Royce says the power generated will be mainly used for the liquefaction processes, and also for supporting vessel operation and the energy needs of the crew onboard.

Richard Bowcutt, Rolls-Royce, SVP Commercial Marine – Asia Pacific, said: “We are excited to collaborate with Keppel Shipyard on this ground breaking conversion of Golar’s LNG carrier into an FLNGV through the supply of our Bergen gas engines. The contract awarded by Keppel is recognition of the cost-efficiency of our engines and demonstrates the faith that the market has in our innovative single fuel LNG solutions.”

The contract with Keppel Shipyard includes an option for additional two engines for a second Golar LNG carrier to be converted, Gimi.

The engines are scheduled for delivery next year and the conversion of Hilli is expected to be completed in first quarter of 2017.

Further reading: Golar Announces Plans for Floating LNG Facility Offshore Cameroon