Wärtsilä and Cryonorm to Develop Advanced LNGPac Fuel System
On Monday, an agreement was reached between Wärtsilä and Cryonorm Systems BV, the Netherlands based developer and supplier of cryogenic vaporizers, to form a consortium to deliver LNG systems for the Inland Waterway (IWW) European market. The main aim of this cooperation is to create a standard LNG fuel system for inland waterway vessels that will achieve lower costs, while also reducing the lead time for the system so as to conform with the short building time of these vessels. As part of the study, numerous types of vessels that operate on European rivers have been analyzed and, as a result, five vessel types have been identified as potential targets for an LNG fuel system. From this study, standards have been established for both new-build and retrofit installations. The advanced system that the consortium will bring to this segment is based on Wärtsilä’s new LNGPac gas fuel supply system. The specialized version of the new LNGPac will facilitate the use of LNG fuel by reducing costs and maintenance requirements, while also simplifying onboard installation.