Our first dualfuel engines capable of operating on either gas or conventional diesel fuels were introduced already in the 1990s, and our first conversion project changing an existing large vessel from diesel to LNG fuel, successfully took place in 2011.
Our patented LNGPac system, a complete system for LNG fuel handling, including the bunkering station, the storage tank and all essential control and monitoring systems, was introduced in 2010. This unique innovation has proven to be a valuable enabler for the switch to gas in marine applications.
Global shipping, including the cruise industry, is entering the gas age. The benefits are both economic and environmental. With LNG as fuel, SOx emissions are eliminated entirely, NOx emissions are 85 % lower than with diesel, and CO2 emissions are reduced by 30 %. Wärtsilä is involved at all stages of the gas value chain, and we can help and advise you in deciding whether or not LNG should be part of your fleet’s future.