Wartsila has secured two additional orders from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo handling and fuel system.

The solutions will be installed onboard two LNG bunkering vessels that are currently being constructed at the yard.

The yard is building the 18,000cbm capacity vessels for South Korea-based firms Pan Ocean and Korea Line LNG.

The company received the orders from the yard in May.

The equipment is expected to be supplied during the first half of 2022.

The scope of the order covers the system engineering and design, the boil-off gas (BOG) management control, with an integrated fuel supply system, and the custody transfer system.

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Wartsila gas solutions sales manager Harald Øverland said: “We see an increasing adoption of LNG as fuel, and we are very pleased to have been selected for this project, which allows us to continue our role in developing the LNG infrastructure throughout all regions.

“Our unrivalled experience and market-leading position in the small-scale LNG segment and LNG bunkering designs was a key factor in securing these new orders.”

The shipping industry is witnessing an increase in the demand for specialised LNG bunkering vessels, triggered by the rise in the usage of LNG as a green fuel.

Recently, Wartsila secured an order to deliver its main engines and LNG fuel gas supply systems for two new LNG-fuelled escort tugs.

These tugs are being constructed for Canadian HaiSea Marine, a joint venture between the Haisla Nation and Seaspan Marine Transportation.