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    Wartsila to supply shaft generator systems to LNGCs

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The two LNG carriers are being built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Korea for the Greek ship management service provider Capital Gas Ship Management. [Image: Wartsila]

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Wartsila to supply shaft generator systems to LNGCs

Wartsila will supply four shaft generator systems to provide power take-off from the main engines for two LNG carrier vessels, it said on October 13.

The ships are being built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Korea for the Greek ship management service provider Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. The order with Wartsila was placed in August 2021.

By enabling power take-off, the systems allow the main engine to generate electricity for onboard use, thereby reducing fuel consumption, lowering emission levels, and improving both the vessels' energy efficiency design index and future carbon intensity index, Wartsila said.

Each of the two 174,000 m3 capacity vessels will be fitted with two 1.9 MW Wartsila shaft generators. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in 2022.