Wärtsilä to supply engines for China's first LNG-powered offshore ships

Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply engines for 12 LNG-powered supply vessels for China's state-owned oil company COSL.

COSL's 12 new LNG-powered supply vessels (PSVs) will be fitted with engines from Finland's Wärtsilä. The picture is an animation fo the ships. | Photo: PR-foto, COSL

Wärtsilä has won an order to supply 40 engines for 12 new LNG supply vessels for state-owned oil company China Oilfield Services Co. Ltd. (COSL), announces the Helsinki-based engine manufacturer in a press release Monday.

The supply vessels will be fitted with Wärtsilä's 20DF dual-fuel engines, which can sail on normal fuel as well as liquefied natural gas. This is supposedly the first time a Chinese owner has LNG-powered platform supply vessels (PSVs) built.

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