Wartsila Draws The Assist For LNG Carriers

Company providing dual-fuel engines, propulsion equipment

Posted on April 15, 2013

Wärtsilä has received an order to supply a package for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers being built for Danish operator Evergas, a petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids transporter.

The ships are being built at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China. In addition to LNG, the ships will be able to carry and re-liquefy ethane and LPGs with the cargo handling package supplied by Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä’s scope of supply of the integrated systems order also includes the dual-fuel engines and propulsion equipment.

Efficiency and fuel savings are also gained through the Wärtsilä Energopac rudder because it streamlines the water flow from the propeller, lowers resistance and increases propulsion power, the company said.

The vessels will operate primarily on LNG using Wärtsilä dual-fuel engine technology. This will enable them to comply with current and anticipated environmental legislation, including the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Tier 3 regulations.