Wärtsilä will supply four dual-fuel engines for an LNG (liquified natural gas) carrier under construction at the Alstom Chantiers de l’Atlantique yard in France. The vessel is being built for a joint venture owned by Japanese Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Gaz de France for completion at the end of 2006. The engines are scheduled for delivery from Wärtsilä’s engine factory in Trieste, Italy, in October 2005.
“Both Wärtsilä and Alstom Chantiers de l’Atlantique have actively promoted the dual-fuel-electric machinery concept for LNG carriers in recent years and the latest orders confirm that the concept is now established in the industry,” said Mikael Mäkinen, Group Vice-President, Wärtsilä Ship Power. “Wärtsilä has so far sold twenty-eight Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines for LNG carriers. Furthermore, the contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd of Korea earlier this year to supply sixteen dual-fuel engines for four LNG carriers ordered by BP Shipping included an option to supply a similar number of engines in the future.”
Besides these orders for LNG carriers, Wärtsilä has also sold dual-fuel engines for offshore applications and onshore power plants.
Further information: Eeva Kainulainen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +358 10 709 5235