Korea-based shipowners order Wärtsilä LNG cargo handling systems

Korea-based shipowners order Wärtsilä LNG cargo handling systems
Pan Ocean and Korea Lines’ new 18,000 cbm LNG bunkering vessels will feature Wärtsilä’s advanced cargo handling system. Image courtesy of Wärtsilä

Korea-based owners Pan Ocean and Korea Line LNG have placed orders with Wärtsilä for its complete LNG cargo handling and fuel system for 18,000 cbm capacity ships. 

The contract was awarded by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, the yard building the two LNG bunkering vessels for which the Wärtsilä systems will be required. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in May.

The complete Wärtsilä solution selected for these orders includes the system engineering and design, the boil-off gas (BOG) management control with an integrated fuel supply system, and the custody transfer system. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard during the first half of 2022.

“We see an increasing adoption of LNG as fuel, and we are very pleased to have been selected for this project, which allows us to continue our role in developing the LNG infrastructure throughout all regions. Our unrivalled experience and market leading position in the small-scale LNG segment and LNG bunkering designs was a key factor in securing these new orders,” explained Harald Øverland, sales manager, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions.