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Wärtsilä company in LNG-fuelled bulker project

Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a memorandum of understanding with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in its Project Forward to develop a dry bulk carrier that features “an unprecedented high level of energy efficiency”.

The bulker will be LNG fuelled. Eniram’s contribution will be to assist in the development of monitoring and optimisation tools.


The vessel design will enable compliance with all applicable and anticipated IMO regulations, including the Energy Efficiency Design Index 2025, SOx post 2020, and NOx Tier III without any after treatment.


“We are delighted to be a part of this exciting project, which will create a vessel with the levels of performance and sustainability needed as the marine industry enters a new era. Our input will help ensure that operational visibility will be maximised, and that the new ships can operate at optimal efficiency,” said Giannis Moraitakis, E&A Business & Sales Development Manager, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

“Project Forward represents a milestone for the shipping industry, since it brings a substantial discontinuity to traditional ship design and performance. The project establishes LNG as a global marine fuel, and we welcome Eniram’s involvement. They have proven expertise in energy management technology, and this know-how will be of great importance. The aim of the project is to arrive at a fully elaborated decision support tool, which will be extremely valuable in enabling us to predict, monitor, optimise, and also demonstrate the actual performance of the vessels,” said Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping.


Arista Shipping has signed a letter of intent with Yangzijiang Shipbuilding to build a series of up to 20 bulk carriers to the new design.

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