Wärtsilä will supply the dual-fuel engines for six 172,500 m3 LNG carriers being built to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia’s Arctic waters
Each vessel will be fitted with six Wärtsilä 46DF dual-fuel engines, plus gas valve units and auxiliaries. Deliveries of the equipment will commence in August 2021, according to Wärtsilä.
The order, which is valued at more than €100M (US$121M), was placed in December 2020 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and includes the option for a further four ships.
"This is a major newbuild project, and we were able to propose a technical solution that ensures clear benefits and cost savings for the customer," said Wärtsilä Marine Power’s sales director for East Asia and China, Östen Lindell.
Wärtsilä previously supplied the engines for 15 ships serving the Yamal LNG project, as well as numerous dual-fuel engines for other LNG carriers built at the DSME yard.
The company has also signed a five-year extension to its optimised maintenance agreement with Golar Management Norway, the operator and manager of a fleet of LNG carriers.
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