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40 engines of the Wärtsilä 20DF power Chinese first LNG powered PSV fleet

The Wärtsilä technology company has been awarded the contract to produce 40 generating units for twelve new PSV vessels, the first of which will be installed on a Chinese owner's LNG platform. The several advantages of the dual-fuel motors was the reason for Wärtsilä 20DF winning the contract against other bids.

The ships are under construction in the Shipbuilding Industry at Wuchng Yard and Liaonan Shipyard, China, in collaboration with China Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL).

The benefits of choosing the Wärtsilä 20DF engine included its low cost of operations, higher fuel efficiency, better environmental performance, its lower load operating capacity and its durability and reliability.

The key foundations of Wärtsilä's approach to customer value are environmental sustainability and efficiency.

For this major project, Wärtsilä 20DF has been selected as the double-fuelled engine that embodied these values and we take pride in the fact that we remain a market leader with our first Chinese LNG fueling PSVs "said Sales Director Henrik Wilhelms of Wärtsilä Marine Segment.

"With the LNG fuel being made use of in an increasing number of ships, 12 such ships are being seen as part of an ever-increasing trend.For this reason, we have chosen Wärtsilä, a company with LNG fuel solutions know-how and experience, " stated Liu Hui, COSL Shipping's Team Manager for ship building project.

At the end of 2019, the 40 Wärtsilä engines will be sent to the shipyards. Wärtsilä has good relationships with the owners who supplied their fleet with propulsion equipment and different engines.


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