Korea Line LNG bunkering vessel will have Wärtsilä cargo handling system

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Korea Lines’ new 18,000 cu.m LNG bunkering vessel will feature Wärtsilä’s advanced cargo handling system

Wärtsilä has been selected to supply the cargo handling system for a new 18,000 cu.m LNG bunkering vessel being built for Korea Line at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea.

“This latest order cements our position as the leading supplier of small-scale LNG cargo handling systems for the marine industry,” says Kjell Ove Ulstein, Director Sales & Marketing, Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä. “As the adoption of LNG fuel increases among all ship types, Wärtsilä’s commitment to high quality solutions backed by years of experience becomes ever more relevant.”

“This is a complex and state-of-the-art LNG bunkering vessel, and an experienced cargo handling system integrator was required, which is why Wärtsilä was selected,” says Mr C.I. Kim, Vice President, Project Planning Division of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

The contract scope includes the engineering, design, procurement, and commissioning of the overall cargo handling system, including the cargo tank design. The equipment delivery is scheduled to commence at the end of 2020, and the ship is expected to be delivered in early 2022. The contract includes an option for a second vessel.

When delivered the vessel will be chartered by Shell.

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