(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä wins contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new LNG fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV) for a Chinese owner. This is the first fleet of LNG fuelled PSVs for China. The order with Wärtsilä was signed in March 2019. Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines’ multiple benefits won the contract over strong competitive bids. The ships are being built for China Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL) at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry yard and the Liaonan Shipyard in China.
Wärtsilä 20DF engine’s high fuel efficiency, low operating costs and good environmental performance, as well as its low-load operating ability and proven reliability and durability were among the value-adding advantages cited for the contract award. Wärtsilä also has a good relationship with the owners having supplied various engines and other propulsion equipment for their fleet. The 40 Wärtsilä engines are scheduled to be delivered to the shipyards at the end of 2019.
Henrik Wilhelms, Segment Sales Director, Wärtsilä Marine comments: “Efficiency and environmental sustainability are key pillars of Wärtsilä’s approach to creating customer value. The choice of the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuelled engine for this major project reflects these values, and we are proud to maintain our leading position in this market by being selected for China’s first LNG fuelled PSVs.”
Mr Liu Hui, Manager of COSL Shipping’s Shipbuilding Project Management Team comments: “More and more ships are being built for use with LNG fuel, and we see these 12 ships as part of a trend that will continue to grow. This is why we chose Wärtsilä, a company with experience and know-how in LNG fuel solutions.”
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