Wärtsilä to supply systems for new VLEC vessels
Wärtsilä signs contract with HHI to supply the Cargo Handling and integrated Fuel Gas Supply systems for Very Large Ethane Carrier vessels.
Technology group Wärtsilä has again been contracted by the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard to supply the Cargo Handling and integrated Fuel Gas Supply systems for Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) vessels.
This latest order, booked by Wärtsilä in Q1, 2023, is for two VLECs being built for Japanese ship owner Iino Line.
It follows a series of ongoing deliveries of similar newbuild VLEC vessels at HHI. Wärtsilä has had a long-standing relationship with HHI, especially regarding a wide range of gas related products and systems for various types and sizes gas carriers.
Mr. Sangryul Kim, Vice President, Hyundai Heavy Industries, said:
“We have great respect for Wärtsilä as a provider of high-quality cargo handling and fuel gas supply systems, which are essential elements in the design of these ships. In today’s maritime market, close cooperation with trusted partners is increasingly important for ensuring that projects are completed in the most efficient way possible.”
Harald Øverland, Sales Manager, Cargo Handling and Fuel Supply Systems, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, commented:
“It is satisfying to be awarded the order, and we are grateful for the trust shown in our products by HHI. This latest order further strengthens Wärtsilä’s position as a market leader in cargo handling and fuel supply systems, and notably for large sized ethane carriers. These are advanced and very specialised vessels requiring advanced and specialised solutions, which we are proud to deliver.”
The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in mid-2024.