Wärtsilä supplies propulsion systems for LNG carriers

Marine industry systems provider Wärtsilä has been selected to supply its flexible gas propulsion solution for a series of new LNG carriers to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea.

Each vessel will be powered by ship sets consisting of three 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF in V-configuration and one six-cylinder in-line Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engine.

The scope of supply also includes the Wärtsilä UNIC C3 control system for each ship.

The engines will be manufactured by Wärtsilä-Hyundai, the South Korean joint venture company owned by Wärtsilä and shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries.