Wärtsilä handling systems for new LPG carrier series


Source: © Solvang ASA

Wärtsilä Cargo Handling Systems have been ordered for five newbuild very large LPG carriers to be built in South Korea at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard.

The contract is to supply equipment for five 88,000 cbm capacity Panamax VLGCs, which have been contracted by Norwegian ship owner Solvang in a joint venture with international trading house Gunvor Group Ltd, in Geneva. The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard commencing in early 2025, and the first ship is expected to commence operations towards the end of 2026. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in Q3, 2023. 

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