Wartsila Receives China Made LNG Cargo Tanks
Finland's Wartsila Gas Solutions on September 8 said it took delivery late-August of four LNG cargo tanks from the company’s supplier in China.
“The successful completion of this delivery will allow the installation of a complete cargo handling system to proceed on schedule. The system is intended for a new 5,400-m3 LNG bunker barge being built at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding yard in Wisconsin, US for Polaris New Energy, LLC (PNE),” the company said.
The four cargo tanks are each 1,350 m3 in size. The PNE barge will be the largest vessel of its kind when launched, and will operate as a "moving gas station" to supply LNG-fuelled vessels along the east coast of the US, Wartsila said.
In addition to the tanks, Wartsila's scope for the project includes the system design and integration, the LNG pumps, a ship-to-ship transfer system, ship to shore communication link, all necessary safety and control equipment, valves, instrumentation, and a gas combustion unit.
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