Wärtsilä equipment picked for Knutsen’s LNG vessel

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply an equipment package for a LNG vessel under construction in South Korea.

Wärtsilä said on Monday that it would deliver integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution for an LNG vessel being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard on behalf of Norway-based Knutsen OAS Shipping.

Under a 12-year long term charter, the vessel will be operated by Knutsen and chartered to Italian energy services provider Edison. It will be used to supply coastal LNG deposit terminals in Italy.

The five-cylinder dual-fuel main engine and the Wärtsilä auxiliary dual-fuel engines are essential consumers for the BOG management system, which monitors and controls the cryogenic cargo, to ensure, in combination with a developed mixed refrigerant re-liquefaction unit, all-time control over the cargo tank pressure and temperature.
Within the equipment package, the company will deliver three dual-fuel auxiliary engines that power the board net, thrusters, cargo control system, and re-liquefaction module.