2009 年 44 巻 6 号 p. 922-933
This paper gives an insight into the present status in the world with regarding the use of natural gas as a fuel in ships, based on DNV's extensive experience and knowledge. In Norway, the number of LNG-fuelled ships in operation has grown from 0 to 14 ships in the last 9 years, and the basics of some of these ships will be presented. The gas engine fundamentals will be outlined, as well as the basic framework for safe installations and the status of international rules. The future potential of a fuel cell driven ship will also be included, with main emphasis on the research project FellowSHIP.