The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the cargo handling and fuel supply systems for four new ships Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) ships. These vessels are being built for Pacific Gas of Hong Kong by Jiangnan Shipyard in China. The order was included in Wärtsilä’s order intake in February 2023.
This latest order strengthens Wärtsilä’s position as the market leader for systems of this type for large ethane tankers. The company’s extensive experience was cited as a key criterion in the award of the contract.
The new VLECs are primarily designed to transport ethane and will use ethane as fuel. In addition to the cargo handling and fuel gas supply systems, Wärtsilä will provide basic and detailed technical services, supervision and commissioning at the shipyard. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the shipyard in the first half of 2024, and the first ship is scheduled to start commercial operations in the fall of 2025.
“The aim of all our products is to ensure good quality and functionality that support optimal ship operation while adding value to the customer’s business. Our track record speaks for itself and this contract further strengthens our market position,” says Harald Øverland, Sales Manager, Cargo Handling and Fuel Supply Systems, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions.
Wärtsilä Gas Solutions is a market leader with innovative systems and lifecycle solutions for the gas value chain. Our main areas of focus are marine gas handling (storage, fuel, transfer and BOG management), gas-to-power, liquefaction and biogas solutions. We help our customers on their way to a sustainable future by focusing on lifecycle, innovation and digitization.
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