Inside Look on How Natural Gas Will Impact Merchant Shipping

We came across an interesting article on how the merchant shipping industry will be impacted by natural gas solutions.

Image from NGVglobal.com
Image from NGVglobal.com

As reported at NGVglobal.com, “Wärtsilä, Helsinki-based marine solutions and services provider, has successfully conducted full scale testing on gas of its low-speed 2-stroke dual-fuel engine and is now introducing a full new range of engines based on its established and well-proven low pressure technology.

The company says the engine is already being referred to as a game-changer for merchant shipping.”

Read the full article here.

“The application of natural gas as a widely accepted fuel for merchant shipping is likely to become a reality in the near future. The environmental benefits and attractive pricing that gas offers are expected to drive demand, with a resulting increase in market share for gas fuel.

By introducing low pressure 2-stroke DF engine technology, Wärtsilä is accelerating this major trend since it makes the application of gas as a marine fuel easier and safer for owners, operators and yards. Wärtsilä envisages that by 2020, more than a quarter of the ordered vessels could be designed to run on gas fuel.”

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