Repeat LNG package order for Wärtsilä

19 May 2014
Three more Evergas LNG tankers will be powered by Wärtsilä 50DF engines

Three more Evergas LNG tankers will be powered by Wärtsilä 50DF engines

Wärtsilä has announced that it has been contracted to supply integrated LNG equipment and propulsion packages for three more LNG tankers for Danish operator Evergas, in an extension to a similar previous order placed in 2013.

The new order relates to three 27,000m³ LNG/multigas carrier newbuilds, to be constructed by Sinopacific Offshore (SOE) in China. For each ship, Wärtsilä will provide two 50DF dual-fuel main engines, two 20DF auxiliary gensets, gearbox, CP propeller, and a cargo handling system with reliquefaction and an integrated LNG fuel supply system. The company says that this will enable the vessels to make complete use of the LNG energy, meaning that less energy and power is needed for cooling the cargo, thereby increasing both efficiency and environmental sustainability.

The 178m long ships are scheduled for delivery in 2015, and are said to feature an advanced design that offers high efficiency and flexibility. As part of the contract, Wärtsilä will provide support to the shipyard throughout the building process up to the vessel launches.

"Wärtsilä is extremely pleased to continue this valuable cooperation with Evergas and SOE. The concept that has been developed has proven to be extremely successful as evidenced by the fact that it is being continued for a further three vessels. Our integrated solution fully meets the design criteria for excellent fuel economy as well as superb redundancy," said Jaakko Eskola, Wärtsilä president, ship power.

"These vessels are the largest, most flexible and advanced multigas carriers yet to be built. By utilising Wärtsilä dual-fuel propulsion machinery capable of running on clean LNG, the ships will be Tier III compliant and have a minimal environmental footprint, which is important to our company. We appreciate Wärtsilä's valuable cooperation in this newbuild programme, and we are pleased that this extended order allows us to continue this excellent cooperation," said Martin Ackermann, CEO of Evergas.

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