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Aleksander Pedersen
Process Engineer, Business Development, Oil & Gas Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Alexander Prokopakis
CEO, probunkers


Alex Xie
Network Sales Manager, Marine Business, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Andrew Brown
Group Business Development Manager, Smit Lamnalco


Banu Kannu
General Manager, Marketing - Processing Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Barry Yang
Business Manager, Gas Solutions Sales, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Chad Verret
Executive Vice President, Alaska & LNG Operations, Harvey Gulf International Marine


Claudia Beumer
Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Marine Business, Processing Solutions


Enrico Clemente
Senior Product Engineer W50DF, Technical Management W46/W50, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Eric Chen
Sales Manager, Gas Solutions Sales, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Ethan Jiang
Sales Engineer, Gas Solutions Sales, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Figosta Zhou
Network Sales Manager, Marine Business, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Hannu Mäntymaa
Director, R&D and Engineering, Marine Power Solutions


Henrik Sundqvist 
Market & Business Analyst, Business Intelligence, Wärtsilä Marine Power Solutions


Jan-Fredrik Meling
CEO, Eidesvik Offshore


Jens Peter Lund
Area Sales Manager, Gas & Fuel Pumps, Wärtsilä Svanehøj A/S, Wärtsilä Marine Business

Jens Norrgard

Jens Norrgård
General Manager, Technical Sales Support, Wärtsilä Energy Business


John Hatley
Director, Market Shaping, Merchant & Gas Carrier Segment, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Julien Bec
Vice-President, LNG as Fuel Division, GTT


Kari Punnonen
Energy Business Director, North & East Asia


Ke Xin Wang
Network Sales Manager, Marine Business, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Kjell Ove Ulstein
General manager, LPG & LNG Cargo systems Wartila Gas Solutions


L Venkatachalapathi
Manager Business Development, Energy Business Services


Lars Höglund
Managing Director, Furetank


Lauritz Eidesvik
Communications & Strategy VP, Eidesvik Offshore


Lilli Chi
Director, Ship Design Singapore, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Lorenzo Riccobon
Superintendent, E&A, Fs Resources, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Luca Boaro
Sales Manager, Fuel Gas Handling, Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Marjo Ketola
Technology and Product Marketing Manager, Wärtsilä Energy Business 


Mathias Jansson
GM, Fuel gas Supply Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Nicolas Leong
Business Development Manager, SEA, Sales, South East Asia & Australia, Wärtsilä Energy Business


Pankaj Misra
Sales Manager - India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Paolo Casalotto
General Manager, Suit, Technical Services, Wärtsilä


Paul Staal
Senior Account Manager, Europe & Africa, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Peter Hansten
Director, Sales & BI, Processing Solutions


Piero Zoglia
Manager, Business development and lifecycle, Fuel Gas Supply Systems

Raymond Walsh

Raymond Walsh
Engineering Manager, Wärtsilä Energy Business


Reetta Kaila
Sales Manager, North Europe and Asia, Fuel Gas Supply Systems, Gas Solutions


Rob Duncanson
Marine Manager, Woodside Energy Ltd.


Sampo Suvisaari
Energy Business Director, AMER Central, Wärtsilä Energy Business


Sanjay Verma
Director, BD - South East Asia, Business Development, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Solveig Øye Tveit
Head of Project Management Oil & Gas Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Wayne Ye
Network Sales Manager, Marine Business, Wärtsilä China Ltd.

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Wärtsilä wins world’s first ‘LPG as fuel’ order for new generation of innovative gas carriers

by Wärtsilä Corporation | Sep 17, 2018

The technology group Wärtsilä will provide an integrated cargo handling and fuel gas system for two new gas carrier vessels for Exmar, the Belgium-based fleet owner. The ships, which will transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), are being built at HHIC-Philippines (Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Philippines) in Subic Bay. The design of these ships focuses on high efficiency and a more sustainable operational profile. In achieving this, these 80,000m³ Very Large Gas Carriers will be the first vessels capable of running on LPG. This valuable order with Wärtsilä was booked in July, 2018.

Wärtsilä has more than 50 years of experience in the gas carrier business, and the company’s latest technologies have been utilised to offer ‘LPG as fuel’ as a fully integrated part of the cargo handling system. The system is controlled by the state-of-the-art Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum integrated automation system in combination with the company’s remote process analytics software, which ensures optimised operability and safety.

The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum automation platform combines and visualises data from the bridge navigation and communication controls, the engine room, and the cargo control centre. This integrated solution enables high energy efficiency with lower carbon emissions, providing a positive Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for the vessels. The integrated automation notably reduces both building and operating risks.

Wärtsilä will also deliver its Airguard anti-pollution shaft sealing system, which provides extra security against oil leaking into the sea. The propeller shaft mounted additional ‘air barrier’ ensures complete separation of the stern tube oil from the seawater.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery in mid-2019, and the vessels are expected to be delivered during the latter part of 2020.

“Wärtsilä has worked closely with Exmar Group for many years, and we are proud they have selected such a broad scope of our products, which have been combined into a smart marine solution for this new generation of LPG carriers. Wärtsilä’s integrated solutions are designed to promote sustainable shipping and a lower total cost of ownership with lifecycle optimisation,” says Timo Koponen, Vice President, Processing Solutions, Wärtsilä.

“These are ‘game-changing’ gas carriers and our aim has been to achieve the best possible operational and economic performance, while at the same time, ensuring the lowest possible environmental footprint. Wärtsilä’s systems and solutions will help us meet these targets,” says Pierre Dincq, Managing Director Shipping, Exmar. “Exmar has extensive experience with a variety of fuel systems, including HFO, MDO and LNG fuelled steam turbines. Adding LPG as a fuel to this array of fuel systems will be beneficial to Exmar’s reputation as a gas transportation expert.”

Image caption: Exmar’s new Very Large Gas Carriers will feature Wärtsilä technology that enables them to operate on LPG fuel. Photo: Exmar.

Media contacts:

Mr Paul Staal
Senior Account Manager
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel: +31 613172255

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
General Manager, Positioning, Marine Solutions Marketing
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439

Mr Patrick De Brabandere
Chief Operating Officer
Tel +32 3 247 56 33

Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Exmar in brief:
Exmar is a provider of floating solutions for the operation, transportation and transformation of gas. Exmar’s mission is to serve customers with innovations in the field of offshore extraction, transformation, production, storage and transportation by sea of liquefied natural gases, petrochemical gases and liquid hydrocarbons. Exmar creates economically viable and sustainable energy value chains in long-term alliances with first class business partners. Exmar designs, builds, certifies, owns, leases and operates specialized, floating maritime infrastructure for this purpose as well as aiming for the highest standards in performing commercial, technical, quality assurance and administrative management for the entire maritime energy industry.

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