Wärtsilä Cargo Handling Tech to Equip Scale Gas New LNG Bunker Vessel

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Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, part of the technology group Wärtsilä, will supply the cargo handling system for a new 12,500 m3 LNG bunkering vessel being built for the Spanish shipowner Scale Gas, a subsidiary of Enagás, the owner and operator of Spain’s gas grid.

The vessel is co-financed through the Support for Sustainable and Digital Transport Programme, part of the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan from the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda. The order has been placed by the yard building the vessel, Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering, and was booked by Wärtsilä in Q1 2024.

In placing the order, Wärtsilä’s experience and market-leading position in small-scale LNG applications were emphasized. The company’s ability to engineer, design, and deliver a complete system, including the Boil-Off Gas (BOG) management, integrated fuel supply, custody transfer, and bunkering transfer systems, was central to the contract award.

“The number of LNG-fuelled vessels continues to increase, which, in turn, means that more LNG bunkering ships are needed. We are the leader in this segment for both ship and tank building. Wärtsilä’s experience and track record are recognized, so we selected them for this project,” said David Wei, Director of the Purchase Department at CIMC SOE.

“The trend towards LNG represents the industry’s transition to greater environmental sustainability, and we are extremely pleased to support this with modern and reliable systems that optimize overall cargo handling efficiency,” says Harald Øverland, Sales Manager at Wärtsilä Gas Solutions.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yard during Q2 2025.

Wärtsilä has a long-standing relationship with Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering and has supplied cargo handling systems for a number of LNG, LPG, ethane/ethylene, and multi-gas carriers built by the yard.

About Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä stands as a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We prioritize innovation in sustainable technology and services to aid our customers in continuously enhancing environmental and economic performance. Our committed team of 17,800 professionals across more than 280 locations in 79 countries actively contributes to the decarbonization transformation of industries worldwide. In 2023, Wärtsilä achieved net sales totaling EUR 6.0 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

About Wärtsilä Marine

Wärtsilä Marine is a global pioneer in power, propulsion, and lifecycle solutions for the marine market. We lead the development of industry-leading technologies, propelling maritime’s transition to new fuels. We advocate for the establishment of an end-to-end digital ecosystem connecting all vessels and ports.

Ultimately, Wärtsilä Marine propels the shipping industry towards a decarbonized and sustainable future through our comprehensive portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, exhaust treatment, shaft line solutions, and digital technologies, alongside integrated powertrain systems. Our offering, supported by performance-based agreements, upgrades, lifecycle solutions, decarbonization services, and an unmatched global network of maritime expertise, delivers efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance crucial for a secure and sustainable future for our customers, communities, and the planet.

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