Wartsila to work on IMO2050 CII-ready LNGC
Wartsila on September 13 said it will collaborate with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and China's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HZS) to develop “a flexible, future-proof, and modular LNG carrier (LNGC) vessel concept”.
The design approach for the multi-fuel electric vessel is intended to deliver immediate CO2 savings, and to be ready for the adoption of future decarbonisation technologies to support the marine industry’s ambitions towards zero-emission shipping, the company said.
Wartsila said it is working alongside specialists from ABS Global Simulation Center and Global Sustainability Centre in Singapore, Houston and Athens and HZS’ R&D and LNGC design team in Shanghai to evaluate the vessel’s performance against the IMO’s carbon intensity indicator (CII) up to at least 2050.
The LNGC will be highly flexible and the entire vessel design will be optimised around a compact, electrified, integrated, and efficient propulsion power solution that will lead to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions immediately, Wartsila said, adding that the design will also be ready to efficiently integrate new technologies in the future in order to stay ahead of the requirements of CII.