China Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL), a majority owned subsidiary of Chinese state owned company CNOOC Group, is building 12 liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered platform supply vessels (PSV) at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry yard and the Liaonan Shipyard in China.
It has signed a contract with technology group Wärtsilä for 40 Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines in March 2019 to power the PSVs.
“More and more ships are being built for use with LNG fuel, and we see these 12 ships as part of a trend that will continue to grow,” says Liu Hui, Manager of COSL Shipping’s Shipbuilding Project Management Team.
“This is why we chose Wärtsilä, a company with experience and know-how in LNG fuel solutions.”
Among the value-adding advantages cited in choosing the Wärtsilä 20DF engine were its high fuel efficiency, low operating costs and good environmental performance, as well as its low-load operating ability and proven reliability and durability.
“Efficiency and environmental sustainability are key pillars of Wärtsilä’s approach to creating customer value,” says Henrik Wilhelms, Segment Sales Director, Wärtsilä Marine.
“The choice of the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuelled engine for this major project reflects these values, and we are proud to maintain our leading position in this market by being selected for China’s first LNG fuelled PSVs.”
The 40 Wärtsilä engines are scheduled to be delivered to the shipyards at the end of 2019.
Photo credit: COSL
Published: 14 May, 2019
IBIA Asia, ABIS, sources from Singapore’s bunkering and surveying companies, and an industry veteran share with Manifold Times the issues expected from MPA’s latest Covid-19 measures.
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