Wärtsilä NH3 FSS order for EXMAR gas carriers
Wärtsilä Gas Solutions has announced that it will deliver the fuel supply system for two new gas carriers that will operate with ammonia fuel. The EXMAR LPG medium-size gas carriers will be the first oceangoing vessels to be propelled by dual-fuel engines capable of operating with ammonia.
The ships are on order at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) in Korea for ship owner EXMAR LPG, a joint venture between Exmar, a multi-disciplinary maritime and offshore solutions provider, and Seapeak, one of the largest independent owner-operators of liquefied natural gas vessels.
Wärtsilä had previously been awarded the contract to supply the cargo handling and fuel supply systems to a series of four gas carriers powered by engines capable of operating on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel. Following a decision by EXMAR in October to convert the fuel systems to ammonia-fuelled propulsion, the contract for the supply of the dual-fuel low-speed two-stroke engines capable of operating on ammonia as a fuel to HMD was awarded to Winterthur-based technology supplier WinGD.