Wärtsilä has announced that it would deliver cargo handling and fuel supply systems for four new 40,000 cubic metre (m3) gas carrier vessels.
The ships are being built for Norwegian shipowner Avance Gas at the CIMC SinoPacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China. Wärtsilä received the order in Q4 2023.
Wärtsilä’s full cargo handling systems for petrol tankers are intended to lower operating expenses while also improving the vessel’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).
The Wärtsilä LPG Fuel Supply technology (LFSS) is an innovative and dependable technology that allows LPG to be used as fuel.
Wenbao Gao, Vice President of CIMC ENRIC, CEO of CIMC SOE, said: “We are very familiar with Wärtsilä’s capabilities in gas handling applications, and we are confident that they are the best solution for these new vessels. The global support they can offer through their broad and comprehensive service network is another reason why they were chosen.”
Patrick Ha, Sales Manager, Cargo Handling Systems, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, commented: “Wärtsilä enjoys a very positive relationship with both the SOE shipyard and Avance Gas, which is based on our ability to develop and supply high quality and reliable solutions that feature outstanding performance.
“We have a market leading position with an unmatched number of excellent references, and this order extends our position even further.”
These will be the SOE yard’s first medium-sized LPG transport vessels. The Wärtsilä equipment is projected to be delivered in the later half of 2024, with the ships following in the second half of 2025.
More recently, Wärtsilä unveiled a new integrated hybrid propulsion solution for three new self-discharging cargo vessels being built at the Royal Bodewes shipyard in The Netherlands for Norwegian shipowner Aasen Shipping.