Teekay LNG Partners LP has ordered two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier ships from MAN Diesel & Turbo that are powered by the ME-GI dual-fuel LNG engine. The deal includes an option for three additional ships.
Teekay CEO Peter Evensen says the engines ‘are expected to be significantly more fuel-efficient and have lower emission levels than other engines currently being utilized in LNG shipping.’
‘MAN's ME-GI engine is highly suited to the LNG carrier market,’ he notes. ‘We are confident that the quality and fuel efficiency of these engines will be very attractive to our customers.’
The ships, which are scheduled to be completed by the first half of 2016, will be constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd.
Also, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced that Brunei Gas and Maran Gas have placed orders for HHI's dual-fuel LNG carriers. These deals represent five ships to be delivered in 2015 and 2016.
HHI affiliate company Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries is building one vessel for Brunei Gas and four for Maran Gas.