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MAN TO SUPPLY GAS SYSTEMS FOR SWEDISH RO-RO NEWBUILDS

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 

MAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer –has signed a contract to supply the LNG fuel-gas supply systems to Wallenius SOL, the Swedish shipping line, in connection with the building of two ro-ro newbuildings at Yantai Raffles shipyard in China.

MAN Energy Solutions will additionally supply two 9L28/32DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines to each vessel. Wallenius SOL states that the vessels will run on LNG, and will be the largest to ever meet Finnish/Swedish ice class 1A Super standard, ensuring year-round service in the frozen Gulf of Bothnia.

The 242m newbuildings will have a sailing speed of 20 knots and a capacity of 5,800 lane metres. Delivery of the vessels is scheduled for 2021 and the order includes an option for two further vessels. Wallenius SOL is a joint venture by Wallenius Lines and Svenska Orient Linien (SOL) to carry various cargoes including paper products.

Louise Andersson, Head of MAN Cryo, said: “These ro-ros will operate in a sensitive, sulphur-emission-control area in harsh winter conditions where a reliable LNG fuel-gas supply system is of the utmost importance. We are very pleased that both shipyard and shipowner trust us to deliver the fuel-gas supply system for such unique vessels.”

MAN Cryo’s scope of supply for the vessel covers:

 

  • two 685 m3 vacuum tanks including tank connection spaces (TCSs) with LNG fuel pumps
  • bunker stations with a capacity of 500 m3/h
  • automation, emergency shut-down and gas-detection systems.

 

Under-deck mounted tanks with air locks allow the amount of fresh air sucked into the tank rooms to be reduced to a minimum. This is an important consideration in the tough winter conditions the ships are set to operate in, where the amount of cold air in the vessels needs to be kept to a minimum.

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