Saga LNG’s Carrier Opts for Wärtsilä

A new type of LNG carrier vessel, being built for Singapore based Saga LNG Shipping, will feature Wärtsilä’s complete cargo handling system including the fuel system, as well as the main propulsion system.

The 45,000 m3 capacity carrier is designed with a new LNT A-BOX® containment system.

“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,” says Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow and Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä.

Set for delivery in early 2018, the vessel will be constructed at China Merchants Heavy Industry’s Haimen based shipyard in China’s Eastern Jiangsu province.

Saga LNG signed the contract with Wärtsilä in November.

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 controllable pitch propeller (CPP), an Energopac efficiency rudder, a gearbox, and a tunnel thruster.

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

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