Wärtsilä is to supply four shaft generator systems to provide power take-off from the main engines of two LNG carriers under construction at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Korea for the Greek ship manager, Capital Gas Ship Management Corp.
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 (EEDI) and the future Carbon Intensity index (CII).
‘In aiming to continue improving our fleet efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint, we have decided to adopt the latest available technologies. The installation of advanced shaft generator systems was one of the investments we are making in this direction, commented Miltos Zisis, Managing Director of Capital Gas Ship Management Corp.
‘We are committed to delivering products, systems, and solutions that contribute to the decarbonisation of the maritime sector. Our highly efficient shaft generator systems utilise the latest technology to make a significant contribution to this ambition, while at the same time lowering operating costs for the customer,’ said Yiannis Christopoulos, General Manager Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power.
Each of the two 174,000 cubic metre (cbm) capacity vessels will be fitted with two 1.9 MW Wärtsilä shaft generators. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in 2022.