World leading Wärtsilä technologies chosen for new modern LNG Carrier

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 2 December 2015 at 10:00 UTC+2
  • Saga-LNG

A comprehensive scope of Wärtsilä solutions has been ordered for a new type of LNG Carrier vessel being built for Singapore based Saga LNG Shipping. The vessel will be constructed at China Merchants Heavy Industry’s Haimen based shipyard in China’s Eastern Jiangsu province and is set to be delivered in early 2018. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in November.

The 45,000 m3 capacity carrier is designed with a new LNT A-BOX® containment system, and the owners specified world class suppliers with leading technologies to ensure that the vessel meets the highest standards. Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the complete cargo handling system including the fuel system, as well as the main propulsion system.

The Wärtsilä cargo handling system for LNG carriers has an integrated fuel system utilizing both compressors and forced vaporizing. The automation and safety control systems are state-of-the-art, while the Wärtsilä cargo pumps include the EFP pump series, the latest development for LNG fuel and spray. The total solution package comprising the cargo and propulsion systems is designed to attain maximum overall efficiency for the vessel, thereby producing notable savings in operating costs. Furthermore, the total solution concept minimizes interfacing and system design risk during the vessel building process.

“This will be a very modern and highly efficient LNG Carrier and we were selected because our technologies in both the propulsion equipment and cargo handling are world leading. The new ship has been designed for worldwide trade of LNG, but with special consideration given to the reloading of cargoes and local and regional trading. Therefore, the cargo handling system and the fuel efficiency of the engine have to be the most efficient possible. Our unmatched track record with proven LNG technologies and dual-fuel solutions was a key factor in the award of this valuable contract,” says Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow and Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä.

Wärtsilä’s scope of supply includes a comprehensive propulsion package comprising a 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel main engine, 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel generating sets, a Wärtsilä controllable pitch propeller (CPP), a Wärtsilä Energopac efficiency rudder, a Wärtsilä gearbox, and a Wärtsilä tunnel thruster.

Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment to the yard will commence in late 2016.

Links to related pages on

Wärtsilä Cargo Handling for small LNG Carriers
The Wärtsilä 50DF engine
The Wärtsilä 20DF engine
Wärtsilä Controllable Pitch Propellers
Wärtsilä Energopac
Wärtsilä Gears
Wärtsilä transverse thrusters

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Caption: The new LNG Carrier will be equipped with a comprehensive scope of Wärtsilä solutions.

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Kjell Ove Ulstein
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Wärtsilä Oil & Gas System
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Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439

Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.