Wärtsilä wins LNG fuelled tanker orders
Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract for marine solutions covering four newbuild LNG tanker vessels.
These vessels will be built at the Avic Dingheng shipyard in China, on behalf of three Swedish owners – two vessels for Furetank and one each for Älvtank, and Thun Tankers, a fully owned subsidiary of Thunbolagen.
The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance. The contracts were signed in the second quarter of 2016.
For each vessel Wärtsilä will supply a 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel main engine, two Wärtsilä Auxpac 20 auxiliary engines, the gas valve unit, a controllable pitch propeller (CPP) compliant with Ice Class 1A and a high performance nozzle.
The vessel’s will also be equipped with a Wärtsilä Energopac rudder system, a Wärtsilä selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for the auxiliary engines, 12 Wärtsilä deepwell cargo pumps, and two Wärtsilä deepwell ballast pumps with a frequency control system.
Wärtsilä will also supply the vessels with a gearbox and shaft alternator having 'take-me-home' functionality. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled to commence in spring 2017.
The vessels will be built to a design, developed by Swedish ship designer FKAB together with Furetank. They feature a special focus on minimising the impact on the environment, with a close to 50 % reduction in CO2 emissions over similar class vessels built between 2002 and 2012.
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