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Wärtsilä receives solutions order for new LNG carrier

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Wärtsilä Corp. has announced it has received an order for a comprehensive scope of its solutions for a new type of LNG carrier that is being built for Singapore-based Saga LNG Shipping. The carrier is scheduled to be delivered in early 2018, with the construction to take place at China Merchants Heavy Industry’s Haimen-based shipyard in China’s Eastern Jiangsu province.

The scope of solutions to be supplied by Wärtsilä includes the propulsion package, comprising a 12-cylinder 50DF dual-fuel main engine, 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder 20DF dual-fuel generating sets, a controllable pitch propeller (CPP), as well as a Wärtsilä gearbox, tunnel thruster and Energopac efficiency rudder.

The carrier has a capacity of 45 000 m3 and is designed to feature a new LNT A-BOX containment system. Wärtsilä will provide the complete cargo handling system, including the propulsion system and integrated fuel system. The latter utilises both compressors and forced vaporising. Overall, the cargo handling system is designed to achieve the maximum efficiency for the vessel. Moreover, the total solution minimises the system design risk and interfacing during the actual construction of the vessel.

Vice President, Flow and Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä, Timo Koponen, said: “This will be a very modern and highly efficient LNG carrier and we were selected because our technologies in both the propulsion equipment and cargo handling are world leading. The new ship has been designed for worldwide trade of LNG, but with special consideration given to the reloading of cargoes and local and regional trading. Therefore, the cargo handling system and the fuel efficiency of the engine have to be the most efficient possible.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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