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Wärtsilä wins new order from Samsung Heavy Industries

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract for the supply of cargo handling and fuel supply system for two new 98 000 m3 Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC) being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries' (SHI) shipyard in South Korea, with an option for a third vessel.

This order follows a similar contract awarded in 2019 for three VLECs, also under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries.

These highly specialised ships will also feature Wärtsilä’s reliquefaction unit and a unique high-pressure ethane fuel supply system. The entire system will also feature Wärtsilä’s latest version of the inhouse developed remote monitoring and diagnosis tool Operim.

The new contract comes as an addition to Wärtsilä’s previous contracts with SHI, featuring among other contracts solutions for cargo handling systems, LNG reliquefaction and regasification and VOC recovery systems.

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