Capital Gas LNG newbuilds will have Wärtsilä shaft generators

Written by Nick Blenkey
LNG carrier will be fitted with shaft generators

Two new LNG carriers being built for Capital Gas Ship Management will feature Wärtsilä’s advanced shaft generator systems. [Image © Capital Gas Ship Management Corp.]

Wärtsilä is to supply four shaft generator systems to provide power take-off from the main engines for two 174,000-cubic-meter LNG carriers on order at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Korea for Piraeus, Greece, headquarterer Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. Each of the vessels will be fitted with two 1.9 MW Wärtsilä shaft generators. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in 2022.

“In aiming to continue improving our fleet efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint, we have decided to adopt the latest available technologies” says Miltos Zisis, managing director of Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. “The installation of advanced shaft generator systems was one of the investments we are making in this direction. Wärtsilä has a depth of experience, and with the reliability and quality of their solutions, is the ideal partner for such a project.”

“We are committed to delivering products, systems, and solutions that contribute to the decarbonization of the maritime sector. Our highly efficient shaft generator systems utilize the latest technology to make a significant contribution to this ambition, while at the same time lowering operating costs for the customer,” says Yiannis Christopoulos, general manager.

With installations in more than 600 vessels, Wärtsilä has the shipping industry’s most extensive track record in supplying shaft generator systems. By enabling power take-off, the systems allow the main engine to generate electricity for onboard use, thereby reducing fuel consumption, lowering emission levels, and improving both the vessels Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and future Carbon Intensity index (CII).

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