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Wärtsilä tech ordered for Oriental’s LPG-fueled VLGCs

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä said its technology has been selected for two new very large gas carrier vessels (VLGC) being built for China-based Oriental Energy.

Wärtsilä tech ordered for Oriental's LPG-fueled VLGCs
Courtesy of Oriental Energy

Wärtsilä said it has been contracted to supply the cargo handling and LPG fuel supply systems for the two vessels.

The ships are under construction at the Jiangnan yard in China. The 93,000 cbm capacity vessels are among the largest of their type ever built, Wärtsilä noted in its statement on Wednesday.

In addition to the cargo handling system, Wärtsilä will also deliver its LPG fuel supply system (LFSS) as an integrated element within the entire gas handling installation.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery in July 2022.

Wärtsilä has earlier delivered similar systems to two Oriental Energy VLGCs.