Hoglund to provide equipment for Utkilen’s LNG-powered tankers

Norway’s Hoglund said it has secured a contract to provide equipment for four LNG-powered chemical tankers Utkilen ordered in Turkey.

Turkey’s Icdas recently started building the first two out of four of these vessels scheduled for delivery during 2024 and 2025.

The 6,700-dwt vessels will run on LNG and gas oil, with a view of using methanol and ammonia in the future, according to Uktilen.

Under the new contract, Hoglund said it would deliver a complete integrated solution featuring automation and power management, hybrid-electric, digital and fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) to power the four newbuild vessels.

Each ship, set to operate in the Baltics and the North Sea, would have multifuel engines, optimized hull shape, and battery and shore power connections as part of Utkilen’s strategy to meet ambitious decarbonization goals, Hoglund said.

Hoglund teamed up with Can Makina, the Turkey-based maritime engineering and manufacturing company, to develop the hybrid-electric components.

These components will be integrated with Hoglund’s power management and electrical systems.

Høglund will also supply the ships’ FGSS. LNG is a “key element” of Utkilen’s decarbonization strategy, in addition to the possibility to use liquid biogas to further reduce the impact of greenhouse gases, it said.

The firm said it would deliver the FGSS with an integrated gas control and safety system.

Hoglund did not provide the price tag of the contract.

Last year, Hoglund also won a contract from Utkilen to retrofit four LNG-ready chemical tankers.

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