Wärtsilä and Shell to promote use of LNG as a marine fuel

Marine power systems provider Wärtsilä and Shell Oil Company have signed a joint co-operation agreement aimed at promoting and accelerating the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.

The agreement was signed in August 2011 and will run for several years.

Supplies of low-cost, low-emissions LNG fuel will be made available to Wärtsilä natural-gas-powered vessel operators, and other customers by Shell.

The joint co-operation agreement will focus first on supplies from the US Gulf Coast, and then later on expanding their efforts to cover a broader geographical range.