Wärtsilä to equip four new Pacific International Lines boxships

Source:Ship Technology

Wärtsilä has received a contract to provide the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas supply systems (FGSS), propulsion control systems (PCS), and alarm monitoring and control systems (MCS) for four new LNG dual-fuel container ships.

The 8,200 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels are being constructed for Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) at the Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding yard in China.

Wärtsilä’s FGSS will be used to feed LNG fuel from the ship’s 7,500m³ membrane tank to power the main and auxiliary engines.

It will also feature boil-off gas management and bunkering stations, in addition to a fuel control system (FCS) that is completely incorporated with the PCS and MCS.

Part of Wärtsilä’s NACOS Automation platform portfolio, the MCS and PCS solutions will enable ease of use for the newbuilds, stated the Finnish firm.

Wärtsilä fuel supply systems and small-scale and bunker vessels sales manager Harald Øverland said: “We are grateful and pleased to be selected for this project. Our experience and market-leading position in the LNG segment was a key factor in securing this new order.

“Our design also prepares for ammonia fuel, which is an important consideration for these ships.”

Wärtsilä’s equipment is anticipated to be delivered to the yard in early 2024, and the delivery of the vessels is expected to begin in 2025.

Last month, Wärtsilä won a contract to supply cargo handling and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel supply systems for two midsize gas carrier vessels in South Korea.