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Wärtsilä and Samsung To Develop Gas-Fuelled Ships

Posted on March 22, 2010

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a cooperation agreement to develop gas-fuelled merchant vessels, with the intention to develop next-generation ships with efficient LNG propulsion to meet future environmental regulations.

Wärtsilä's input will be related to the propulsion machinery, with particular reference to large bore, dual-fuel engines combined with mechanical propulsion solutions. SHI will concentrate on the design of the vessels incorporating fuel storage facilities and gas-powered propulsion machinery. Merchant vessels to be evaluated include crude oil tankers, for which both propulsion concepts and the performance benefits achieved using LNG as fuel, will be assessed.

For more information: www.wartsila.com

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