Wärtsilä wins major order for 36 dual fuel engines

The company has secured a €100 million+ contract to supply the engines for six 172,500 cbm LNG carriers which will serve the Arctic LNG project in Russia’s Arctic waters.

The order, which was placed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering last December, also includes an option for four more vessels.

Each vessel will be fitted with six Wärtsilä 46DF dual-fuel engines, plus gas valve units and auxiliaries. Deliveries of the equipment will begin in August 2021.

‘This is a major newbuild project, and we were able to propose a technical solution that ensures clear benefits and cost savings for the customer. Our experience with LNG applications is unmatched, and this order represents an acknowledgement of that fact,’ says Östen Lindell, Sales Director, East Asia & China, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

Wärtsilä has earlier supplied the engines for 15 ships serving the Yamal LNG project.

Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes