Image courtesy of SK Shipping.

Finland-based power solutions company Wärtsilä won a contract Tuesday to deliver two stroke dual-fuel engines for two large LNG carriers being built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The vessels are being built for use by a joint venture between Japan-based general trading company Marubeni and South Korea-based transportation company SK Shipping.

The order was placed in September and will be entered in Wärtsilä’s September order book.

Wärtsilä will provide two 6-cylinder Wärtsilä X62DF main engines per vessel and the required electricity generator sets powered by Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines.

The main engines will be built by a South Korean licensee.

The engine deliveries are scheduled for the first quarter of 2016.

The ships are scheduled for delivery by January 2017 and October 2017.

The ships will be hired for a maximum of 30 years by a U.K subsidiary of France’s Total under the ownership and management of Marubeni and SK Shipping.

The two ships will each have a loading capacity of 180,000 cubic meters and will be the largest LNG carriers able to pass the Panama Canal after the canal’s planned 2015 expansion.


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