To help operators meet strict environmental legislation
Wärtsilä will provide its expertise to boost LNG as shipping fuel in Australia
The company will collaborate with Tidewater, supplier of marine support services for the offshore energy industry markets, to focus on the potential use of gas engines in a wide range of vessels used in offshore oil and gas applications, including Offshore Service Vessels (OSVs), Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs), Fast Supply Vessels (FSVs), offshore tugs, terminal escort tugs, and Anchor Handling Towing Supply (AHTS) vessels.
“Wärtsilä has a strong competitive edge in this field, and we are pleased to share our considerable experience and know-how with progressive fleet operators, such as Tidewater, so that both parties can reap the benefits of using LNG fueled propulsion machinery,” said Arnauld Filancia, Director, Communications & Branding, Middle East and Asia, Wärtsilä Corporation.
As published by LNG World News, both companies view LNG engines as being a logical means for ship owners and operators to comply with increasingly stringent environmental legislation and reduce fuel operating costs. Therefore, they will exchange and share technical and economic information related to the benefits and challenges of LNG in shipping transportation with the goal to accelerate its acceptance.
Moreover, Nelson Greer, vice president of Tidewater Corporate Services, stated: “Being a major operator in the offshore oil and gas sector, we are exploring all possible ways of reducing the environmental impact of this work. At the same time, we see LNG as a means to address rising fuel and maintenance costs.”