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WÄRTSILÄ ANNOUNCES ORDER FOR 36 DUAL-FUEL ENGINES

WÄRTSILÄ ANNOUNCES ORDER FOR 36 DUAL-FUEL ENGINES

Thursday, January 28, 2021 

Wärtsilä will supply the dual-fuel engines for six new 172,500m3 LNG carrier vessels being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia’s Arctic waters.

The order, which is valued at more than €100 million, includes an option for a further four ships. Wärtsilä’s experience in delivering propulsion solutions for icebreaking and gas carrier applications in the demanding Arctic environment were cited as being key considerations in the award of this contract.

Östen Lindell, Sales Director, East Asia and China, Wärtsilä Marine Power, said: “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. Our experience with LNG applications is unmatched, and this order represents an acknowledgement of that fact,” 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.

Wärtsilä has earlier 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 Daewoo yard.

  • Meanwhile, the Wärtsilä group has issued its financial statement for 2020, in which it reports an 11% drop in orders, though the group has managed to maintain a good cash flow.

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