WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT team up on LNG fueling

LNG fuel tank design equipped with GTT's membrane containment system LNG fuel tank design equipped with GTT's membrane containment system GTT/ Roland Mouron

AUGUST 29, 2018 — WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT are to collaborate in making the use of LNG fuel a truly viable option for shipowners and operators.

The collaboration builds on the three companies' cooperation in providing the key equipment for the nine LNG fueled 22,000 TEU mega containerships ordered last year by CMA CGM and under construction at two China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) shipyards, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.

"High efficiency and environmental sustainability are key pillars in building a successful future for shipping," says Rolf Stiefel, Vice President Sales & Marketing, WinGD "This is why it's so important to work together, with other industry leaders, to make ship propulsion as efficient and 'green' as possible."

"There is a wind of change blowing throughout the global marine industry. The conservative barriers that once resisted switching to a 'new' fuel are falling down, and LNG is now being accepted as a fuel for all types of ships. Through collaboration with other industry leaders, we aim to speed this process," says Timo Koponen, Vice President, Processing Solutions, Wärtsilä.

"Operating on LNG fuel requires close integration between the engines, the fuel cargo tanks, and the fuel supply and control system. We are three companies having expertise in these fields, and by cooperating together we can optimise this integration process to the benefit of owners and operators around the world," says Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT.

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