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WinGD to supply dual-fuel engines to LNG carrier

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Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has announced that it will supply two 5-cylinder, 72 cm bore Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines 5X72DF from the WingGD X-DF range to run a new membrane LNG carrier for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) of Japan.

The vessel is being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME), and will transport gas as set out by an agreement that E.ON Global Commodities SE concluded for shipping capacity with MOL. MOL and DSME signed the contract in February 2015, with the decision to use WinGD X-DF engines made in August that year.

The vessel has a capacity of 179 900 m3, an LOA of 297.9 m, and a beam of 47.9 m. It will serve in a 20 yr free-on-board (FOB) off-take of approximately 800 000 tpy of LNG. The LNG will be sourced from various US liquefaction projects, such as the planned terminal near Freeport, Texas.

The first engine is scheduled for delivery to the DSME shipyard in June 2017.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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