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Wärtsilä and Engie to cooperate on developing small scale LNG

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Wärtsilä has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Engie to develop solutions and services within the small scale LNG business sector.

The cooperation covers LNG for ships, LNG distribution in islands and remote areas, LNG to power solutions, and small scale LNG and bio liquefaction.

Through this partnership, the two companies will share Wärtsilä's technical expertise and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) capabilities, along with Engie's technical expertise and experience in natural gas distribution and commercialisation. The companies will also offer operation and maintenance services.

Jean-Marc Leroy, Engie's Managing Director Gas Chain, said: "Engie has taken key positions in the small scale LNG market. This agreement with Wärtsilä will help develop innovative small scale LNG solutions with quicker implementation time and enhanced competitiveness."

Alexandre Eykerman, Vice President for LNG Solutions at Wärtsilä, added: "We are excited to be working with Engie and developing together more sustainable energy solutions for our customers and society as a whole. This cooperation is an important step towards Wärtsilä's goal of growing our presence in the small to medium scale LNG terminal business."

Wärtsilä is currently the EPC contractor for an onshore small scale LNG terminal in Finland, and has successfully delivered several small scale power barges and a biogas liquefaction plant. Engie offers a number of solutions for the small scale LNG markets, including small liquefaction plants, LNG truck loading, LNG bunkering, LNG fuelling stations, LNG for power applications, and supplying LNG to remote customers.

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