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August 31, 2015

Wärtsilä receives regasification module contracts from HHI

Wärtsilä has secured two contracts from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the delivery of seawater / propane based regasification modules.

By Samseer M

Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has secured two contracts from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the delivery of seawater / propane based regasification modules.

The Wärtsilä solutions are intended for floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) owned by Norway-based Höegh LNG and Russian energy company Gazprom.

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions Flow and Gas Solutions vice-president Timo Koponen said: "Wärtsilä has a major share of the large energy demand market, which is a direct result of the reliability and efficiency of our systems.

"The global demand for LNG is rapidly increasing, and Wärtsilä’s experience and expertise throughout the entire LNG value chain is a key factor in the marine sector’s adoption of gas based technologies."

Wärtsilä will provide regasification systems that are modularised for easy installation and also be supplied with seawater filter and steam / seawater heating modules.

The system for Gazprom will be winterised in order to operate in ambient temperatures as low as minus 30°C.

The use of printed circuit heat exchangers and plate heat exchangers will enable enables the systems to be more compact and lighter than alternative solutions, the company stated.

"Wärtsilä has a major share of the large energy demand market, which is a direct result of the reliability and efficiency of our systems."

In addition, the use of seawater for heating will result in less CO2 emissions when compared to systems using steam heating.

The latest contract also includes an option for another Höegh vessel with contract validity until December this year.

Recently, Finnish shipping company Finnlines awarded a contract to Wärtsilä for the supply of exhaust cleaning scrubber systems for three of its vessels.

Under the new contract, Wärtsilä will deliver its hybrid in-line scrubber system for three Finnlines vessels. Delivery of the equipment is expected to take place in early 2016.


Image: The Wärtsilä regasification module with storage tank and filter/heater module. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.

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