ABB Wins Milestone Contract with China’s Leading LNG Shipyard

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it will deliver advanced electrical propulsion systems for four LNG carriers under construction by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. The LNG vessels are a joint venture between China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited (CLNG) and Teekay, and will operate under 20-year time-charter contracts with Methane Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BG. LNG carriers are highly sophisticated in terms of technology and are specially designed to transport LNG at a low temperature of minus 162 degrees Celsius. They are regarded as the “super freezer cars of the sea” and “the pearl on the crown” in the world shipbuilding industry. According to a research report released by Clarkson Research Services Limited in the UK, an authoritative consultancy in the global shipbuilding industry, more than 80 LNG carriers will be needed annually in the world by 2022.

For the marine industry, ABB’s extensive product portfolio also includes electrical control systems for the LNG liquefaction process, waste heat recovery systems for container ships, turbochargers for marine diesel and gas engines and services to optimize asset performance, such as remote diagnostics to ensure highest possible level of uptime. With a complete value chain of R&D, manufacturing, sales and engineering services, ABB is contributing to the development of the modern shipbuilding industry in China.

ABB has extensive experience across the LNG supply chain, providing complete power and automation solutions to ensure safe, environmentally friendly and profitable LNG operations. The company delivers projects to the entire LNG value chain, from gas production to regasification and distribution. It also provides services that extend the lifetime of assets in the LNG value chain.

( Edited by Topco)