Photo: Courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä tech ordered for six Arctic LNG 2 tankers

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply the Inert Gas Generator (IGG) systems for six Arctic LNG 2-dedicated tankers.

Wärtsilä tech ordered for six Arctic LNG 2 tankers
Courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä will also provide the latest technology in radio and integrated navigation systems for the six LNG carriers being built to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia’s Arctic waters.

The orders were placed with Wärtsilä by Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME) in April. There are options for an additional two plus two vessels, the tech company said in its statement.

Wärtsilä Gas Solutions will deliver the Inert Gas Systems, which are vitally important to the safe operation of liquefied gas and oil tankers.

The contract with Wärtsilä Voyage includes the installation of a multifunction display system consisting of workstations with a full set of applications, including the Wärtsilä Navi-Sailor Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), Navi-Radar, the Navi-Conning navigation information display system, a Bridge Alert Management System (BAMS), and the Wärtsilä Navi-Planner for advanced route planning.

The scope also includes IRIDIUM satellite communication systems. The workstations are fully integrated into a unified system, which allows the main operational functions to be duplicated, thereby improving the safety of ice navigation.

The 172,500-cbm capacity vessels will have a high ice-class rating for year-round operations along the challenging northern sea route.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard commencing in September of this year.

Wärtsilä has earlier delivered both IGG and combined IGG / Gas Combustion Units to DSME, and has supplied SCF with Inert Gas Systems for their crude oil tanker fleet and Arctic LNG carrier series.

In January 2021, Wärtsilä Marine Power announced a significant order for 46 dual-fuel engines for the same six LNG carrier vessels being built to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project.