Foster Wheeler To Supply Inert Gas Systems For LNG Tankers At Quincy
Foster Wheeler Boiler Corporation, 110 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, N.J. 07039, has received a contract from the Quincy Shipbuilding Division of General Dynamics Corporation to supply inert gas generators and dry air plants for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers under construction by the Massachusetts shipbuilder. Value of the contract is more than $1 million.
Each inert gas-dry air plant will produce 9,000 cubic meters per hour (5,600 cubic feet per minute) of gas to blanket the cargo areas of the ships. The tankers, hull numbers LNG 53 and 54, are 125,000-cubic-metercapacity vessels being constructed for Lachmar, Lafayette, La.
Inert gas systems have drawn increasing attention from the maritime community as a means of protecting flammable cargoes from fire and explosion. Last year, Foster Wheeler Boiler Corporation was licensed by Moss Rosenberg Verft A.S. of Norway to manufacture and sell inert gas systems for marine and industrial applications. FWBC currently markets these units in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. A wholly owned subsidiary of Foster Wheeler Corporation, FWBC supplies marine steam generators to the world's fleets and industrial boilers for a wide range of stationary applications. Foster Wheeler Corporation is a worldwide engineering, manufacturing and construction organization which operates through 26 subsidiaries. Its major U.S. o p e r a t i n g subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, designs, fabricates and constructs steam generating equipment, process plants and fired heaters for electric utilities, shipbuilders, petroleum refiners, and chemical producers. Both corporations are headquartered in Livingston, N.J.