Wärtsilä accepts Tarbit tanker conversion contract

Ship power solution provider Wärtsilä has signed a turnkey contract with Sweden’s Tarbit Shipping to convert a product tanker to LNG propulsion and to supply the ship with a Wärtsilä LNGPac system for the safe and convenient storage of LNG onboard.

The 25,000 dwt product tanker ’Bit Viking’ is operated by Norwegian energy company Statoil along the Norwegian coastline.

The conversion will enable the vessel to qualify for lower NOX emission taxes under the Norwegian government’s NOX fund scheme.