Wartsila to join LNG-powered dry bulk carrier project

Wartsila to join LNG-powered dry bulk carrier project

The Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä on Tuesday informed it will team up with an international group of shipping industry companies and organisations to develop a concept for equipping future dry bulk carrier vessels with LNG propulsion.

Project Forward, led by Athens-based Arista Shipping began in 2015, aims to develop a commercially feasible Athens-based LNG powered dry bulk carrier design capable of complying with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Energy Efficiency Design Index 2025 standards, Wärtsilä said in a statement.

Other project members are Finnish ship designer Deltamarin, the Houston-based classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and GTT, the French LNG membrane containment system designer.

The basis of the concept’s propulsion system will be based on the Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engine that allows the use of either LNG or conventional marine fuel oils.

The project will be revealed in 2017, Wärtsilä said.

 

LNG World News Staff

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Posted on May 10, 2016 with tags .

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging: 3-Day Training Course – London / Mar 2020

This three-day training program provides a unique opportunity to learn and apply the practical skills…

read more >

American LNG Forum 2020

The American LNG Forum is your gateway to learning about the US LNG export industry,

read more >

2nd Global LNG Forum

Global LNG Forum is an exclusive networking and knowledge-sharing platform for top experts and business leaders in the industry.

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging: 3-Day Training Course – Houston / Feb 2020

This three-day training program provides a unique opportunity to learn and apply the practical skills, knowledge and tools needed to:…

read more >