Wärtsilä Fuels Future VLECs: Leading The Market


Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, part of technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the cargo handling and fuel gas supply systems for three new 98k Very Large Ethane Gas Carrier (VLEC) vessels. The ships are being built at the HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) yard in Korea for Oceania based ship owner. The order was booked by Wärtsilä in Q1, 2024.

Market leaders

Selection of the Wärtsilä solutions follows a similar recent order from HHI for three new VLECs for a different customer, which emphasises Wärtsilä’s market-leading position in this sector.

Cooperation and Contribution

“We have good cooperation with HHI. Being a trusted partner in delivering high quality systems for their customers is very important to us. Wärtsilä is happy to contribute to this trend with efficient and reliable systems,” commented Harald Øverland, Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard commencing in March 2025.

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Source: Wartsila