Ingeteam tech ordered for Wallenius SOL’s LNG-powered vessels
Electric power conversion specialist Ingeteam has signed the contract with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore (China) for Swedish Wallenius SOL’s LNG-powered newbuilds.
Ingeteam has been contracted to deliver the engineering, production, commissioning and sea trials of the Hybrid Electric propulsion system for two icebreaking Ro-Ro ships for the Swedish shipping company.
The 241.7 m vessels will be equipped with two Type C LNG tanks have a sailing speed of 20 knots and a capacity of 5800 lane meters.
They will be the world biggest LNG powered and world biggest Ice Class Ro-Ro NBs, built to meet Finnish-Swedish Ice Class 1A Super and winterization standards, deployed for European shipping routes, Ingeteam said in its statement.
During port calls, the vessels will run on green electricity from shore connections or LNG.
The system to be delivered by Ingeteam is prepared to be completed in the future with a package of battery hybrid and vessel’s Energy Management System (EMS), in order to increase the energy efficiency and provide energy reserves.
It will also allow the optimization of the operation of the auxiliary engines, reducing the operation hours and therefore the service and maintenance cost, the statement reads.