Rolls-Royce to deliver gas engines for Golar LNG’s FLNGV conversion

19 March 2015 (Last Updated March 19th, 2015 18:30)

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to deliver two all-gas engines for power generation on-board a floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV) of Golar LNG.

Hilli

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to deliver two all-gas engines for power generation on-board a floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV) of Golar LNG.

The vessel, called Hilli, was a former LNG carrier and is currently being converted into an FLNGV carrier by Keppel Shipyard.

Under the contract, Rolls-Royce will deliver its Bergen B35:40V20AG, a compact and powerful gas engine, which offers low emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), sulphur oxide (SOx) and particulates.

Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine Asia Pacific senior vice-president Richard Bowcutt 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."

"We are excited to collaborate with Keppel Shipyard on this ground-breaking conversion of Golar’s LNG carrier into an FLNGV."

Rolls-Royce’s solution will also offer lower energy consumption and deliver a more efficient all-gas solution than dual-fuel options.

The power generated by these engines will be primarily used for liquefaction processes and supporting vessel operation, as well as the energy needs of the crew onboard.

Delivery of the Rolls-Royce engines is scheduled for next year and the conversion of Hilli is due to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.

In addition, the current contract also includes an option for two additional engines for a second Golar LNG carrier, the Gimi, to be converted.

In January this year, Keppel Offshore & Marine’s (O&M) subsidiary Keppel Shipyard finalised a deal with Golar Gimi to convert Gimi into an FLNGV.

The initial contract, which included the deal to convert Hilli, was finalised in July 2014.


Image: Golar LNG’s new FLNGV will be equipped with Rolls-Royce’s gas engines for onboard power generation. Photo: courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc.