Wärtsilä will supply the cargo handling and fuel supply systems for six 93,000-m3 capacity liquid petroleum gas (LPG) carrier vessels
The ships are being built at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard for Singapore-based Petredec. These will be among the largest vessels of this type ever built and will be fitted with Wärtsilä’s cargo handling system and LPG fuel supply system (LFSS).
Wärtsilä is currently the only company with LFSS in operation, and has a significant number of these units on order. The onboard Wärtsilä systems will be supported by the company’s digital operational performance improvement and monitoring (OPERIM) system to provide real-time data to allow for optimal vessel operational efficiency at all times.
Jiangnan Shipyard vice president and commercial director Lin Qinshan said “This new 93,000-m3 very large gas carrier (VLGC) is the fourth generation of VLGCs developed by Jiangnan. Its advanced and optimal technology and system, and its comprehensive economic and technical performance are leading the industry.”
Wärtsilä Gas Solutions director of sales and marketing Kjell Ove Ulstein said “We are delighted to be chosen as the supplier for these vessels. We are a leader in gas cargo handling solutions, and our innovative LFSS is an outstanding example of Wärtsilä’s ability to bring systems that raise efficiency and support environmental sustainability to the market.”
The order with Wärtsilä was placed in March 2021.
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