Wartsila wins LNG dual-fuel generating set order in China

Wartsila 20DF engine for LNG vessel applications

Wartsila has won a contract to supply 40 20DF dual-fuel generating sets for 12 new LNG fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV) in China.

Wartsila, which bagged the contract, will deliver the 40 Wartsila engines to the shipyards at the end of 2019. The ships are being built for China Oilfield Services (COSL) at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry yard and the Liaonan Shipyard in China.

Advantages of Wartsila 20DF engine include fuel efficiency, low operating costs and good environmental performance, as well as its low-load operating ability and proven reliability and durability, said Henrik Wilhelms, segment sales director of Wartsila 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,” said Liu Hui, manager of COSL Shipping’s Shipbuilding Project Management Team.