(EnergyAsia, May 17 2013, Friday) — Wartsila, the Finland-based provider of marine solutions and services provider, said it has received an order to supply a comprehensive solutions package for a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers being built for Danish operator Evergas, a leading transporter of petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids.

Wartsila said it will also equip the ships with cargo handling package to handle and reliquefy ethane and liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs). The Finnish firm’s scope of supply of the integrated systems order includes dual-fuel engines and propulsion equipment.

The ships are being built at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China.

“The customer’s essential requirements for these vessels are to achieve the operational and fuel efficiencies needed to optimise their operating costs, while at the same time complying with the upcoming Tier III environmental regulations,” said Aaron Bresnahan, Wartsila Ship Power’s sales vice president.

He said the advanced technology solution which integrates the cargo handling, gas supply and propulsion systems will make the vessels the most modern and environmentally sustainable LNG carriers ever built.

Martin Ackermann, CEO of Evergas, said the two companies’ long working relationship, and Wartsila’s efforts to adapting its technology has helped them create a total integrated solution that will make the DRAGON 27500 series a benchmark in the LNG carrier markets.

The vessels will operate primarily on LNG using Wartsila’s dual-fuel engine technology that meets with current and anticipated environmental legislation, including the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Tier III regulations.