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NG2SHIPI/F
New-generation Natural Gas Ship Interfaces

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  1. The subject of this STRP is the improvement of Interfaces between Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Ship and their dedicated loading & unloading Terminal infrastructures. Its objective is to offer the European Industry with increased environmental and economical performances of the LNG transfer chain.
  2. This NG²Ship I/F project features the following operational targets:
    • develop and demonstrate an LNG cargo pump enabling a 20 % reduction of its operating time, capable of future extra-large carriers and optimised for Diesel Electric LNG ship;
    • develop more efficient LNG cargo transfer lines, demonstrating an 80 % improvement of their thermal performances, with improved insulation systems;
    • develop a new concept of insulation for the LNG cargo tanks, demonstrating a 20 to 40 % reduction of boil-off-related CO2 emissions during harbour manoeuvres;
    • demonstrate the feasibility of using Diesel electric LNG carriers as co-generation units providing power and hot water to regaseification terminals.
  3. The main operational benefits expected from this Project can be listed:
    • For Ship Yards and LNG carrier operations: a manufacturing cost reduction of more than to 2M€ per ship, and a yearly operational cost reduction of up to 5M€.
    • For Terminals: a 20% increased capacity within the same footprint reducing significantly the impact of such infrastructures on coastal areas; reduced boil-off emissions during ship manœuvres and transfer operations; the creation of a new role of fresh water providers to LNG exporting countries; access to a competitive co-generation source, and exploitation of the regaseification cooling power.
  4. The project also adds strategic value to the European Industry: It will contribute to a more competitive LNG Supply chain, and strengthen the technological leadership of European Shipyards, facing today fierce asian competition; the Project could also result in A 3 M€/year cargo pump industry in Europe, thus creating an alternative supply source to US and Far East suppliers. It opens the door to a potential 1 M€/year retrofit market for European LNG carrier repair shipyards and equipment suupliers, and to international fresh water trading; it paves the way for setting innovation, affordable, competitive and more environemntally-friendly design and operating Standards for LNG Carriers and Termianls. The NG2SHIP I/F Project strengthens and integrates the European Industry and Research Community, by gathering 8 partenrs (who have signed together a Consortium Agreement) from 4 different countries including Poland, involving an SME on key R&D topics, allowing early practical dissemination of its outputs, and offering training opportunities for European researchers and students.

Background

Objectives

This NG²Ship I/F project features the following operational targets:

  • develop and demonstrate an LNG cargo pump enabling a 20 % reduction of its operating time, capable of future extra-large carriers and optimised for Diesel Electric LNG ship;
  • develop more efficient LNG cargo transfer lines, demonstrating an 80 % improvement of their thermal performances, with improved insulation systems;
  • develop a new concept of insulation for the LNG cargo tanks, demonstrating a 20 to 40 % reduction of boil-off-related CO2 emissions during harbour manoeuvres;
  • demonstrate the feasibility of using Diesel electric LNG carriers as co-generation units providing power and hot water to regaseification terminals.

The main operational benefits expected from this Project can be listed:

  • For Ship Yards and LNG carrier operations: a manufacturing cost reduction of more than to 2M€ per ship, and a yearly operational cost reduction of up to 5M€.
  • For Terminals: a 20% increased capacity within the same footprint reducing significantly the impact of such infrastructures on coastal areas; reduced boil-off emissions during ship manœuvres and transfer operations; the creation of a new role of fresh water providers to LNG exporting countries; access to a competitive co-generation source, and exploitation of the regaseification cooling power.

The project also adds strategic value to the European Industry: It will contribute to a more competitive LNG Supply chain, and strengthen the technological leadership of European Shipyards, facing today fierce asian competition; the Project could also result in A 3 M€/year cargo pump industry in Europe, thus creating an alternative supply source to US and Far East suppliers. It opens the door to a potential 1 M€/year retrofit market for European LNG carrier repair shipyards and equipment suupliers, and to international fresh water trading; it paves the way for setting innovation, affordable, competitive and more environemntally-friendly design and operating Standards for LNG Carriers and Termianls. The NG2SHIP I/F Project strengthens and integrates the European Industry and Research Community, by gathering 8 partenrs (who have signed together a Consortium Agreement) from 4 different countries including Poland, involving an SME on key R&D topics, allowing early practical dissemination of its outputs, and offering training opportunities for European researchers and students.

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