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October 14, 2021updated 16 Nov 2021 9:39am

Wartsila to equip two LNG carriers with shaft generator systems

The 174,000cbm capacity ship duo will be installed with two 1.9MW Wartsila shaft generators each.

Wartsila has secured a contract to deliver four shaft generator systems for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier ships that are being built for Greek ship management service provider Capital Gas Ship Management.

Currently, the two 174,000cbm capacity ships are undergoing construction at the South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard.

Wartsila received the order in August and plans to deliver the equipment to the shipyard in 2022.

Each ship will be equipped with two 1.9MW Wartsila shaft generators.

The systems enable the main engine to produce electricity for use on board the vessels by allowing power take-off.

This helps in cutting down fuel consumption and emission levels as well as enhancing the vessels Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and future Carbon Intensity index (CII).

Capital Gas Ship Management managing director Miltos Zisis said: “In aiming to continue improving our fleet efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint, we have decided to adopt the latest available technologies.

“The installation of advanced shaft generator systems was one of the investments we are making in this direction. Wartsila has a depth of experience, and with the reliability and quality of their solutions, is the ideal partner for such a project.”

Wartsila Marine Power sales general manager Yiannis Christopoulos said: “We are committed to delivering products, systems, and solutions that contribute to the decarbonisation of the maritime sector.

“Our highly efficient shaft generator systems utilise the latest technology to make a significant contribution to this ambition, while at the same time lowering operating costs for the customer.”

Wartsila claims to have the shipping industry’s most extensive track record in delivering shaft generator systems, with deployments in more than 600 ships.

Earlier this month, Wartsila collaborated with Silverstream Technologies to deploy the latter’s air lubrication system on an AP Moller-Maersk-owned large container ship on a trial basis.

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