Wärtsilä announces cargo handling system order for LNG vessel

Wärtsilä announces cargo handling system order for LNG vessel

Wärtsilä Gas Solutions has announced it will provide the cargo handling system for a new 12,500 cubic-metre (m3) LNG bunkering vessel being built for Spanish shipowner Scale Gas.

Scale Gas is a subsidiary of Enagás, the owner and operator of Spain’s gas infrastructure.

The vessel is co-financed by the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda’s Support for Sustainable and Digital Transport Programme, which is part of the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan.

Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering placed the order, and Wärtsilä booked it for Q1 2024.

David Wei, Director of Purchase Department, CIMC SOE, said: “The number of LNG-fuelled vessels continues to increase, which in turn means that more LNG bunkering ships are needed. We are the leader in this segment for both ship and tank building, Wärtsilä’s experience and track-record is recognized, so we select them for this project.”

READ: Wärtsilä predicts shipping fuels reaching cost parity by 2035

Harald Øverland, Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, stated: “The trend towards LNG represents the industry’s transition to greater environmental sustainability, and we are extremely pleased to support this with modern and reliable systems that optimise overall cargo handling efficiency.”

The Wärtsilä equipment is expected to be delivered to the yard in Q2 2025.

This month, Wärtsilä ANCS, part of Wärtsilä, introduced the NACOS Platinum Solid State X-Band Radar, a new radar system designed to improve maritime navigation safety and reliability.

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