Langh Ship takes delivery of first LNG-powered vessel
Finnish shipping firm Langh Ship has taken delivery of the first vessel in a series of three LNG-powered 7800 dwt multipurpose vessels from China's Wuhu Shipyard, it said on November 2.
The vessel, named Lovisa, was ordered in spring 2021 and successfully completed its final sea trials in October 2023. It is equipped with a 4500-kW dual fuel engine from Wartsila that can run on traditional marine gas oil (MGO), LNG, biodiesel, and biogas.
The hull design was developed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI). Lovisa features a Langh Tech BWMS to prevent the spread of invasive species through ballast water, as well as a FGSS from Korean maker Gas Entec. Langh Tech and Gas Entec have recently formed a partnership to market FGSS technology in the European market.
Lovisa will soon embark on its maiden voyage to Europe, where it will be employed in stainless steel producer Outokumpu's trade between Tornio in northern Finland and Terneuzen in the Netherlands. The vessel will primarily transport semi-finished and finished steel products on the outbound journey and raw materials back to the mill on the return trip.