Wärtsilä Engines to Power LNG Carrier
Wärtsilä has received an order from Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique of France to supply one set of Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines to power the 154 000 m3 dual-fuel-electric LNG carrier Gaselys. This ship, carrying hull number P32, was ordered a few months ago by a joint-venture between Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) of Japan and Gaz de France and is scheduled for delivery from Chantiers de l'Atlantique's shipyard in Saint Nazaire at the end of 2006. The vessel will be powered by three 12-cylinder and one six-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines with an aggregate power of 39.9 MW. Delivery of these engines from Wärtsilä's engine factory in Trieste, Italy, is scheduled for October 2005.