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Wärtsilä to supply cargo handling system and tanks for LNG bunker barge

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Wärtsilä has announced that it will supply the cargo handling system and cargo tanks for a new 3000 m3 capacity LNG bunker barge.

The vessel, which will be owned by LNG Shipping (a consortium between Victrol and CFT Corp.), is being constructed in Romania, and will be outfitted in the Netherlands. Once it is delivered, it will be chartered by Shell Western LNG B.V., operating out of Rotterdam to provide the company with additional flexibility to bunker LNG-fuelled vessels, including vessels operating on Europe’s inland waterways.

The order with Wärtsilä was booked in June, and consists of the cargo handling system, the cargo tanks, and the installation of the cargo arrangement on board the vessel.

Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow & Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: “Undoubtedly the award of this contract was based largely on Wärtsilä’s vast experience and broad in-house know-how concerning gas systems. Our strength throughout the LNG value chain is well known, and this new bunker vessel provides yet another link to this chain.”

Gisele Maes Buelens, Victrol NV, added: “Wärtsilä is a leader in gas handling technology and we are pleased to have them as a partner in this newbuild project. Furthermore, their ability to provide the equipment on a fast-track basis is important for the delivery scheduling of this barge.”

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