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July 2, 2021

Wartsila receives orders to supply cargo handling system for VLGC vessels

The equipment for the VLGCs is expected to be supplied to DSME in May next year.

Wartsila has received orders from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to deliver its cargo handling system for four new 91,000cbm capacity Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) ships.

The ships are currently under construction at DSME yard in South Korea and are being built for Norway-based fleet owner Avance Gas.

Wartsila received the orders in April and May. The systems are expected to be supplied to DSME in May 2022.

Wartsila gas solutions sales manager Hans Jakob Buvarp said: “Wartsila is the world’s largest supplier of complete cargo handling systems for gas carriers, and there is a good reason for us holding that position.

“We have the technology and we have the in-house competences that ensure that each customer gets the exact system needed for his specific needs”

Previously, the company supplied similar equipment for a former series of Avance Gas ships.

Meanwhile, at the end of last month, Wartsila renewed its Optimised Maintenance agreement with the Åland Islands-based shipping group Rederi Ab Eckerö for the second time.

As per the five-year agreement, Wartsila will provide maintenances services for the main as well as auxiliary engines in six ships within the client’s fleet.

The company will also carry out annual performance audits for maintaining optimal operating efficiency.

Furthermore, last month Wartsila also secured two additional orders from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo handling and fuel system.

These 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.

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