Clean Power by Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

Our specialty, the 9% nickel alloy steels allow modern cruise ships to be powered with cleaner propulsion than conventional heavy oil-powered ships.

The "AIDA Nova" is the first of a series of four Helios class cruise ships that will be fitted with low-temperature tanks made of a total of 1,200 tons of Ilsenburger heavy plates for liquid natural gas (LNG). With their LNG propulsion, all four ships will reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 25%. As this propulsion technology emits virtually no soot, emissions such as sulfur compounds and particulates are substantially reduced.

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9% Nickel Order from Yuedong, China

To build three LNG terminals in Yuedong, we delivered approximately 5,000 tons of grade X7Ni9 nickel sheets. The gas which is supplied from Australia, is supplied to server gas power plants in the south of China.

Our great depth in production covering process steps from edge finishing to bending of the tank sheets offer our customers a crucial competitive advantage beyond the special steel.

Papua New Guinea – Low-Temperature Steel for the Tropics

Over 3,400 tons of Ilsenburger 9 % nickel alloyed special grade heavy plates were delivered to Papua New Guinea for the "PNG LNG" project. The material was used to build two low-temperature tanks with a capacity to hold approximately 6.6 million tons of liquid natural gas.

For this project, the sheets were processed with additional steps such as blasting, coating, edge finishing and bending by Ilsenburger Grobblech. Our nickel sheets were used at the building site as perfectly prepared sheets for the outer skin, the tank floor and to build additionally auxiliary equipment. Both LNG tanks are used for intermediate storage of liquid natural gas (LNG). Now customers throughout Southeast Asia are supplied with the gas produced in Papua New Guinea.