LNG and steam turbines

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by lbdm, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. lbdm
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    lbdm Junior Member


    I could not find a more appropriated section!

    I've reading about LNG Carries switching from steam turbines to dual-fuel reciprocating engines since a while due to the economical advantages of adding HFO as a fuel etc.

    This is all quite clear but I couldn't find if in a 'Pure LNG' (or ever LNG + diesel) setup that advantage would hold, specially when using these more advanced/efficient steam turbines like MHI UST series.

    That said, in a context of a 'Pure LNG' large vessel using the most efficient available equipment, how the "steam turbine vs reciprocating engine" efficiency would be?

    PS. This is more a matter of curiosity.

    Thank you. :)
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