Wärtsilä aids China's first LNG bunker vessel

TThe first Chinese owned LNG bunker vessel will operate on Wärtsilä propulsion machinery and with Wärtsilä cargo handling and waste treatment systems Photo: CSDC The first Chinese owned LNG bunker vessel will operate on Wärtsilä propulsion machinery and with Wärtsilä cargo handling and waste treatment systems Photo: CSDC
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Technology group Wärtsilä is supplying an integrated package of sustainable solutions for China's first seagoing LNG bunker vessel.

The ship is being built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) for an affiliate of the ENN Energy holdings, one of the largest users of LNG in China. It has been designed by China Ship Design & Research Center and the orders with Wärtsilä were booked in Q1 2019.

“Being the first vessel of its kind built and owned by Chinese companies makes this an important and exciting project," said Scott Oh, area sales director, Middle East & Asia, Wärtsilä Marine. "The experience and well-established track record that Wärtsilä has in LNG shipping applications is again endorsed with this latest order," he added.

Wärtsilä will provide the vessel’s cargo handling system, the Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel main engine, the gearbox, controlled pitch propeller, shaft generator, two Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines, and the ship’s sewage treatment plant.

The 8,500m3 capacity vessel is the first newbuilding LNG bunkering vessel for ENN Energy Holdings and is expected to begin operations in 2020. It will be based at the newly opened ENN Zhoushan LNG receiving and bunkering terminal in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. In addition to providing bunkering supply operations, it will also carry out gas testing services for LNG carriers and other LNG-fuelled vessels.

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