Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI), says it has successfully completed a full-scale demonstration test of its Hi-GAS and FGSS systems with the ME-GI marine engine – a combination that enables ocean-going vessels to run on both diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The use of Hi-GAS (Hyundai Integrated Gas Supply) and FGSS (Fuel Gas Supply System) allows ships to yield higher performance and reduced emissions, according to HHI. The systems can be used in all types of vessels, such as carriers, container ships and oil tankers.
‘This FGSS will give us marketing leverage for new ship-building orders as IMO [International Maritime Organization] regulations begin in earnest,’ says Lee Tae-young, vice president of HHI's engine and machinery division.
Today, the U.S., Norway and the North Sea are designated as emission control areas. In January 2015, the IMO's SOx regulations will go into effect globally.