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2021 May 31 10:58

Wärtsilä to supply Inert Gas Systems and Navigation Systems for six Arctic class LNG carriers

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the Inert Gas Generator (IGG) systems, as well as the latest technology in radio and integrated navigation systems for six new LNG Carrier vessels being built to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia’s Arctic waters. The orders were placed with Wärtsilä by Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME) in April. There are options for an additional two plus two vessels, according to the company's release.

Wärtsilä Gas Solutions will deliver the Inert Gas Systems, which are vitally important to the safe operation of liquefied gas and oil tankers. The contract with Wärtsilä Voyage includes the installation of a multifunction display system consisting of workstations with a full set of applications, including the Wärtsilä Navi-Sailor Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), Navi-Radar, the Navi-Conning navigation information display system, a Bridge Alert Management System (BAMS), and the Wärtsilä Navi-Planner for advanced route planning. The scope also includes IRIDIUM satellite communication systems. The workstations are fully integrated into a unified system, which allows the main operational functions to be duplicated, thereby improving the safety of ice navigation.

The 172,500 cbm capacity vessels will have a high ice-class rating for year-round operations along the challenging northern sea route.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard commencing in September of this year. Wärtsilä has earlier delivered both IGG and combined IGG / Gas Combustion Units to DSME, and has supplied SCF with Inert Gas Systems for their crude oil tanker fleet and Arctic LNG Carrier series. In January 2021, Wärtsilä Marine Power announced a significant order for 46 dual-fuel engines for the same six LNG carrier vessels being built to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project.

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 2020, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.