WÄRTSILÄ TO EQUIP AMMONIA TANKER NEWBUILDS

Nov 29, 2023 | Ship's deck & cargo news

Wärtsilä will supply the Cargo Handling Systems (CHS) for four new 45,000m3 gas carrier vessels, expected to primarily carry ammonia, and which are currently under construction at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) yard in Korea for UK and Singapore based Purus.

The order was placed by HMD, which is a key customer of Wärtsilä in the region’s medium gas carrier market, and the two companies have cooperated on a number of newbuild projects. Wärtsilä has a strong market position in CHS for gas carriers. The company continues to develop innovative solutions designed to enhance the safety, reliability, and efficiency of gas cargo handling.

Patrick Ha, Sales Manager, Cargo Handling Systems, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions said: “This order further strengthens our position in the medium gas carrier market in Korea. We are delighted to continue our close relationship with HMD for this class of ships, and we are pleased to add Purus to our impressive list of references.”

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in Q3 2024, and the first of the four ships is expected to commence commercial operations in the latter half of 2025.

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