Wärtsilä’s LPG Fuel Supply and Cargo Handling systems have been selected for two LPG/Midsize gas carrier vessels being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea for Exmar LPG, a joint venture between Exmar, a multi-disciplinary maritime and offshore solutions provider and Seapeak.
The 46,000m3 capacity vessels will be the largest of their kind, and there is an option for two additional ships. Wärtsilä recently supplied a similar scope of solutions for a series of Exmar vessels built at the Jiangnan shipyard in China.
Jae Woon Kim, Senior Engineer, Project Planning Department, Hyundai Mipo, said: “There is increasing demand for efficient and well-designed gas carriers and these two vessels are designed to the latest standards. The equipment selected has also to be the latest and most advanced technology, and we are pleased to have Wärtsilä as the supplier for the cargo handling and fuel supply systems.”
Hans Jakob Buvarp, Sales Manager, Marine, VOC and Cargo Handling Systems, Wärtsilä added: “We are extremely proud to be chosen to supply these latest Exmar vessels with our advanced systems. Wärtsilä is one of the market leaders in this field with an unmatched reference list of successful installations. We are happy to extend this list even further.”
The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yard in the latter part of 2023.