Wärtsilä, a Finnish maritime technology group, is set to supply Cargo Handling Systems (CHS) for four new medium gas carrier vessels, which are expected to predominantly carry ammonia. These vessels, boasting a capacity of 45,000 m³ each, are currently being constructed at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for Purus, a company with bases in the UK and Singapore.
Innovative Technology for Enhanced Operations
The inclusion of Wärtsilä’s CHS in these vessels is a testament to the company’s leadership in developing advanced solutions for gas cargo handling. This technology is pivotal for enhancing the safety, reliability, and efficiency of operations on these carriers.
Strengthening Industry Partnerships
Patrick Ha, Sales Manager for Cargo Handling Systems at Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, highlighted the significance of this project. He noted that the order strengthens Wärtsilä’s position in the medium gas carrier market in Korea and expressed satisfaction in continuing their robust relationship with HMD. Adding Purus to Wärtsilä’s list of references marks an important milestone for the company.
This collaboration between Wärtsilä and HMD is a continuation of their successful partnership, having worked together on several newbuild projects. The new vessels are expected to commence commercial operations in the latter half of 2025, with Wärtsilä’s equipment scheduled for delivery to the yard in the third quarter of 2024.
Wärtsilä Gas Solutions is renowned for its innovative systems and lifecycle solutions for the gas value chain, focusing on gas handling in seaborne transport, gas to power, and liquefaction. They are a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets.
Purus Marine operates in the gas transport and offshore wind industries, owning a large fleet of gas carriers and vessels. They are a world leader in providing global energy customers with maritime services, at the forefront of decarbonising the maritime sector.
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