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Wärtsilä Launches New Series of LNG Carrier Designs

Wärtsilä has introduced a new series of LNG Carrier ship designs for the marine industry. This series of designs is the latest addition to Wärtsilä’s ship design portfolio and is an important part of the company’s strategic program under the theme “Taking Merchant Shipping into the Gas Age.”

The series comprises four vessel designs—the WSD59 3K, WSD59 6.5K, WSD55 12K and WSD50 20K—all of which have been developed in close cooperation with customers to produce vessels that are appropriate for the global LNG infrastructure and applicable for both ocean going and inland water operations. In each case, fuel economy, performance guarantees, optional versions to meet specific needs, and the flexibility to choose particular features and solutions have been emphasized.

The new designs have been developed at the Wärtsilä Ship Design offices in China and Poland. The designs were featured at the CMA Shipping conference and exhibition held March 23–25 in Stamford, Connecticut.