Shanghai: Engine maker Wärtsilä is to supply Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers to be built by two Chinese shipyards.
"Chinese owners are beginning to invest significantly in LNG carriers powered by dual-fuel engines, and these latest orders will add impetus to the market, both in China and globally," said Aaron Bresnahan, vice president of sales of Wärtsilä Ship Power.
The two Chinese yards – Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding Group and Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard – will build one LNG carrier each for two different Chinese owners. The ships, set for coastal trades with 30,000 cu m of capacity, are due for delivery in 2015. [16/10/13]