The Finnish corporation «Wärtsilä» will deliver engines for gas-carriers of «Yamal LNG»
16:01 11 ноября 2014
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The Finnish machine-building corporation «Wärtsilä» will make 54 two-fuel engines for icebreaking gas-carriers, which will service the project «Yamal LNG». The company concluded the corresponding contract with the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, on which ships are being built now.
As it is informed on the portal portnews.ru, the engines Wärtsilä are designed for use liquefied natural gas, mazut and marine diesel fuel with low viscosity as fuels. At that, LNG will be the basic fuel. Operating in Arctic waters, the engines will work up to 50C degrees below zero. The gas-carriers will be able to navigate in ices with the thickness of more than two meters, in modes allowing rapid changes of load on the engine during limited time.
The total power output of the engines Wärtsilä is more than 64 kilowatts on one ship. As it is informed, at work of the Finnish engines on liquefied gas the emissions of nitrogen oxides are on 85 percent lower than the levels officially established by the International Maritime Organization, and emissions of carbon dioxide are on about a quarter less than that of a usual ship engine running on diesel fuel. Emissions of sulfur oxides and solid particles are almost on the zero level.
As we should note, now the pilot ship with the working name «Yamalmax» is being built in the Daewoo shipyard in South Korea for the project «Yamal LNG». In total there will be 16 such vessels. It is planned to launch the first one to water by the middle of 2016.