Wärtsilä Cargo Handling Systems order for a very large gas carrier

Source: press release, 2 June 2021

Wärtsilä reliquefaction skid
Wärtsilä reliquefaction skid (illustration: Wärtsilä)

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply another of its successful Gas Cargo Handling Systems, emphasising once again the efficiency and reliability of the system. This latest order was placed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in April 2021. The Wärtsilä system will be installed in a 91,000 cbm capacity very large gas carrier (VLGC) vessel being built for a tanker operator.

The state-of-the-art Wärtsilä system includes an LPG reliquefaction system for cargo condensing and an automated control system. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for June 2022.

The Ship Machinery Procurement Department at DSME has been pleased with the Wärtsilä cooperation: “We appreciate the support given by Wärtsilä and we are convinced that this is the best possible solution for the VLGC.”

“Our systems are very much in demand right now, which is a clear endorsement of their efficiency. We have worked closely earlier with the DSME yard and are pleased to have been selected again for this project,” says Hans Jakob Buvarp, Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions.

Wärtsilä Gas Solutions is a market leader with innovative systems and lifecycle solutions for the gas value chain. Our main focus areas are the handling of gas in seaborne transport (storage, fuel, transfer and BOG management), gas to power, liquefaction and biogas solutions. We help our customers on the journey towards a sustainable future through a focus on lifecycle, innovation and digitalisation.