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An empirical analysis on the operational profile of liquefied natural gas carriers with steam propulsion plants

González Gutiérrez, C; Suárez De La Fuente, S; Bonello, JM; Bucknall, R; (2020) An empirical analysis on the operational profile of liquefied natural gas carriers with steam propulsion plants. The Journal of Navigation 10.1017/S0373463320000612. (In press).

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Abstract

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) offers negligible NO_{x} and SO_{x} emissions as well as reductions in CO_{2} compared with other liquid hydrocarbons. LNG is a significant player in the global energy mix, with a projection of 40% increase in demand for the next two decades. It is anticipated that the expected rise in demand will cause the fleet of LNG carriers (LNGC) to expand. This work concentrates on steam-powered LNGC, which accounted for 47% of the LNGC fleet in 2018. It performs an empirical analysis of continuous monitoring data that provide high levels of accuracy and transparency. The analysis is done on data collected from 40 LNGCs for over a year to estimate the fleet's operational profile, fuel mix and energy performance. The findings of this work are relevant for bottom-up analysis and simulation models that depend on technical assumptions, but also for emission studies such as the upcoming Fourth International Maritime Organization Greenhouse Gases study.

Type: Article
Title: An empirical analysis on the operational profile of liquefied natural gas carriers with steam propulsion plants
DOI: 10.1017/S0373463320000612
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0373463320000612
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10116752
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