Wärtsilä has launched a new series of four LNG carrier ship designs.
The new designs, which have been developed at the Wärtsilä Ship Design offices in China and Poland, include the WSD59 3K, WSD59 6.5K, WSD55 12K, and WSD50 20K. The WSD59 3K design offers fuel consumption of 7.5 tpd at a service speed of 14 knots (the design draft is 4.75 m). The fuel consumption for the WSD55 12K design vessels is 13.5 tpd at a service speed of 14.5 knots (the design draft is 6.2 m). The fuel consumption for vessels based on the WSD50 20K design is 18.1 tpd at a service speed of 15 knots. The WSD59 6.5K design offers a fuel consumption of 11 tpd at a speed of 13 knots (the design draft is 5.8 m).
The LNG carriers are appropriate for the global LNG infrastructure and applicable for both ocean going and inland water operations.
Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Ship Design, Wärtsilä Ship Power, said: "Wärtsilä Ship Design has an extensive reference list dating back to 2003 for vessel designs for LNG fuelled ships. The experience and know-how that has been built up during these 15 years has been utilised to develop this latest series of world class designs for LNG carriers. The entire concept of these designs is to enable the lowest possible fuel consumption, to allow owners to select the ship design that exactly meets their needs, and to provide shipyards with the most convenient and cost effective packages possible."
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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