WE Tech to Equip Six Shell LNG Carriers
WE Tech Solutions said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to equip six additional newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers that will be chartered to Shell.
The Finnish firm said it will deliver six shipsets of its Solution One for the 174,000m³ capacity LNG carriers, which are chartered to energy major Shell LNG via the owners Knutsen OAS Shipping, J.P.Morgan Asset Management and Korea Line Corporation. The order is an option to the earlier eight contracted in March, now also added with a second option for another six more.
The vessels are being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd in Ulsan and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd in Mokpo, South Korea.
The equipment delivery from WE Tech will commence in October 2021. The delivery package includes two sets of Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generators, WE Drives and Dedicated Power Management System (DPMS). The so-called Economical Operations Solution supplies the vessels electrical power distribution from shaft generators allowing for the auxiliary generators to be stopped at sea.
“Our state-of-the-art variable frequency drive technology together with permanent magnet generators which have the markets highest efficiency over the full speed and power range can fully satisfy gas carriers’ needs,” said Peter Lindström, Sales Manager of WE Tech Solutions.
“This is the fourth major order from South Korean shipbuilding for delivering our Economical Operations Solutions to gas carriers since WE Tech stepped into the Korea market,” said Mårten Storbacka, Managing Director of WE Tech Solutions.