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26 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:50 GMT+2



August 24, 2018

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Agreement between WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT in order to promote the use of the GNL as fuel for the ships

The objective is to accelerate the employment of this type of fuel

The Finnish group Wärtsilä Corporation, that it realizes systems and solutions for the generation of energy for the marine and terrestrial field, the Winterthur Helvetian Gas & Diesel engine (WinGD), society of the Chinese navalmeccanico group Lowers Is Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) active in the field of the engines for the naval field, and the society of French engineering GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has tightened an agreement with the scope to promote uses it of which combustible the which liquified natural gas for the naval field.

The understanding which signed from the three companies follows the collaboration tightened from WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT in occasion of the supply of equipments for the nine large new portacontainer from 22.000 teu fed to GNL that the French shipowning group CMA CGM has ordered last year to the Chinese ship yards Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and that they will be completed beginning from the end of 2019(on 18 September 2017).

Illustrating the motivations of such agreement Timo Koponen, vice president Processing Solutions of the Wärtsilä, has evidenced that "there is a gust of change in the total marine industry. The prudent approach that once frapponeva to the passage to "new" a fuel - it has explained - it is being disappeared and now the which liquified natural gas is accepted as fuel for all the types of ships. With the collaboration with other leaders of the field we aim to accelerate this process".

"To operate with the GNL as fuel - it has specified the president and managing director of the GTT, Philippe Berterottière - demands a strong integration between the engines, the tanks of the fuel and the system of supply and control of the fuel. We - he has emphasized - are three companies that have experience in these fields and collaborating we can optimize this process of integration to advantage of the shipowners and the operators of all the world".

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