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Wärtsilä awarded new LNG bunker vessel contract

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Wärtsilä has announced that its propulsion solution will power a new LNG bunker and feeder vessel that is being built for Sirius Veder Gas AB, a joint venture between Sirius Rederi and Anthony Veder Group. 

The 5800 m3 LNG bunker vessel is under construction at Royal Bodewes, Hoogezand, the Netherlands.

Wärtsilä will supply a 6-cylinder 34DF dual-fuel main engine capable of running on either LNG or diesel, a reduction gearbox with power take-off (PTO), a shaft line suitable for use with environmentally friendly lubricants and equipped with a Wärtsilä Airguard aft seal that allows zero emissions, and a Wärtsilä controllable pitch propeller.

The ship will be operated on a long-term charter by Skangass. In gas mode, the vessel will comply with the IMO's Tier III NOx emission regulations without need of secondary exhaust cleaning systems.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery in 2016 and the vessel is due to be delivered in February 2017.

Göran Österdahl, General Manager, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: "Since Wärtsilä introduced dual-fuel engine technology, more than 1300 Wärtsilä DF engines have been ordered. Similarly, bunkering & feeder vessels such as this one are also increasingly taking advantage of our proven technology. This extensive experience adds tremendous value as it allows us to provide expert engineering and project support to the yard, which importantly saves time and reduces risk.”

Jan Valkier, CEO of Anthony Veder, added: "We are committed to developing energy-efficient solutions for small to mid-size LNG shipping. The use of LNG as a marine fuel is rapidly increasing and there is growing demand for efficient bunker and feeder vessels. Wärtsilä has both the technology and the experience necessary to meet the needs of this market.”

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