The future is ecoSMRT® with Babcock

Babcock has been contracted to supply its ground-breaking ecoSMRT® LNG reliquefaction technology to four recently ordered LNG carriers being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Ulsan and Samho shipyards in South Korea.

Offering unparalleled efficiency, cost and footprint savings, ecoSMRT® innovative technology enables LNG carriers to operate at the cutting edge of efficiency with greater reliquefaction capacity and significantly reduced power consumption – at a lower cost – than competing mixed refrigerant or nitrogen expansion systems.

Requiring only one compressor, ecoSMRT® benefits from a significantly lower power consumption, meaning reduced maintenance requirements and lower operating costs (OPEX). The technology also minimises emissions and ecoSMRT® is leading the way in meeting and exceeding global environmental legislations within the industry.

Neale Campbell, Babcock LGE Systems Director, said: “These contracts underline Babcock’s innovative engineering capability and the benefits of ecoSMRT® are clear: a flexible solution for LNG reliquefaction. It is easy to see why ecoSMRT® is set to be revolutionary within the industry.”

ecoSMRT® is the result of a joint-development project between HHI and Babcock. Mr Nam, Senior Vice President of the Basic Design Team at HHI comments: “We are delighted to have made the first sale of ecoSMRT® into the LNG carrier market. Its technology provides customers with through life savings, making it an important solution for LNG ship owners and we look forward to its significant market success.”

The specialist technology provider within the marine and onshore liquefied gas markets, Babcock LGE is celebrating 50 years providing unrivalled engineering, procurement and operational support services to the liquefied gas and petrochemical industries across a significant stream of business activities.

Since 1967, the business has been developing strategic global relationships, especially in Asia from the mid-eighties, and business has been thriving. The continued success has included several ground-breaking patented technologies and enhancements for gas carriers and crude oil shuttle tankers, bolstering Babcock’s proven capability within the global marine transportation industry.

With innovation at the fore, Babcock is trusted to deliver for clients globally.