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Wärtsilä supplies equipment for two LNG carriers

LNG Industry,

Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply a combined inert gas generator and combustion unit for two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers being built at the DSME yard in South Korea. The carriers will be owned by Teekay Corporation.

The announcement is particularly significant, as it is the first time that Wärtsilä’s inert gas generator and gas combustion unit have been combined to form an integrated solution. Wärtsilä predicts that the move will result in significant cost savings and a minimal environmental footprint.

The combined system burns the boil off gas using an already existing Wärtsilä Moss inert gas generator. This eliminates the need for a conventional gas combustion unit.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered in autumn 2014.

Following the acquisition of Hamworthy in 2012, Wärtsilä's offerings now include the entire gas value chain with the provision of upstream technology including submerged pumps, small scale LNG liquefaction, regasification and LNG fuel systems.

Adapted from press release by Callum O’Reilly

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