Twelve new LNG fueled platform supply vessels on order for China Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL) will be powered by Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines.
The vessels, which will be the first LNG fueled PSVs built for a Chinese owner, are on order at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry yard and the Liaonan Shipyard in China.
Among the value-adding advantages cited in choosing the Wärtsilä 20DF engine were its high fuel efficiency, low operating costs and good environmental performance, as well as its low-load operating ability and proven reliability and durability.
“Efficiency and environmental sustainability are key pillars of Wärtsilä’s approach to creating customer value. The choice of the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuelled engine for this major project reflects these values, and we are proud to maintain our leading position in this market by being selected for China’s first LNG fueled PSVs,” says Henrik Wilhelms, Segment Sales Director, Wärtsilä Marine.
“More and more ships are being built for use with LNG fuel, and we see these 12 ships as part of a trend that will continue to grow. This is why we chose Wärtsilä, a company with experience and know-how in LNG fuel solutions,” says Mr Liu Hui, Manager of COSL Shipping’s Shipbuilding Project Management Team.
COSL’s 12 new LNG fueled offshore support vessels will feature Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines (Image copyright: COSL)