Deals this week: Rolls-Royce, Samsung Heavy Industries, Eco Marine Power


Australian shipyard Incat Tasmania has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce for the supply four 20-cylinder Series 8V 2000 M51A gensets.

The 9,100kW engines are set to power Virtu Ferries’ new high-speed RoPax vessel, and are scheduled for delivery next year.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will build two new 7,500m³ liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGCs) for Korea Gas (KOGAS) under a new $100m contract.

The carriers will be equipped with KC-1 cargo containment system, which has been developed by KOGAS in a partnership with Korean shipbuilders. One of the vessels will also include LNG-bunkering capabilities.

The LNGCs are expected to be delivered by May and December 2019 and will be used to transport LNG from South Korea’s Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do to Jeju Island.

Japan-based technology group Eco Marine Power (EMP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a shipping company based in Singapore for the supply of the Aquarius management and automation (MAS)+ Solar solution.

"Wärtsilä has announced the receipt of a contract for the supply of exhaust gas cleaning system for a 31,000t RoPax ferry."

The solar technology will allow ships to monitor fuel oil consumption in real-time and automatically calculate nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It will also enable interfacing with marine solar power systems.

The MoU outlines plans for one of the shipping company’s vessels to be equipped with the technology on an initial trial basis. The solution's performance will then be evaluated by both the companies.

EMP will also provide UB-50-12 Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries as part of the deal.

Wärtsilä has announced the receipt of a contract for the supply of exhaust gas cleaning system for a 31,000t RoPax ferry, which is to be operated by South Korea-based Weidong Ferry.

The exhaust gas cleaning system is expected to be delivered in July, and will include two 13MW Open Loop V-SOx scrubbers specially optimised for the new ferry.

Weidong Ferry's new vessel will sail between Korea and China upon completion, and is being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea.