Marine technology company Wärtsilä is to supply four shaft generator systems to provide power take-off from the main engines of two LNG Carrier vessels, currently undergoing construction in Korea.
The two 174,000m3 capacity vessels will be built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard for the Greek ship management service provider Capital Gas Ship Management and will each feature two 1.9MW Wärtsilä shaft generators.
By fitting shaft generators and creating power take-off, the new systems will enable the vessel’s main engine to subsequently generate electricity for a host of onboard uses, which will reduce the ship’s fuel consumption and emissions output. In addition, it will also improve the vessels’ Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and future Carbon Intensity index (CII).
“In aiming to continue improving our fleet efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint, we have decided to adopt the latest available technologies,” commented Miltos Zisis, managing director, Capital Gas Ship Management. “The installation of advanced shaft generator systems was one of the investments we are making in this direction. Wärtsilä has a depth of experience, and with the reliability and quality of their solutions, is the ideal partner for such a project.”
To date, Wärtsilä has supplied over 600 vessels with the company’s shaft generator systems.
“We are committed to delivering products, systems and solutions that contribute to the decarbonization of the maritime sector,” said Yiannis Christopoulos, general manager, sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power. “Our highly efficient shaft generator systems utilize the latest technology to make a significant contribution to this ambition, while at the same time lowering operating costs for the customer.”
The original supply order was placed with Wärtsilä in August 2021, with the equipment scheduled for delivery to the HHI shipyard in 2022.