Finland-based Wärtsilä has secured two contracts to supply seawater/propane-based regasification modules to South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

The systems will be installed on floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) vessels owned by both Norway-based Höegh LNG and Russian energy company Gazprom.

The contracts were initially signed in July.

Modularised for easy installation, both regasification systems will also be supplied with seawater filter and steam/seawater heating modules.

"The global demand for LNG is rapidly increasing."

As the systems are integrated with printed circuit heat exchangers and plate heat exchangers, they are compact and lighter compared with alternative solutions.

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions Flow and Gas Solutions vice-president Timo Koponen said: "Wärtsilä has a major share of the large energy demand market, which is a direct result of the reliability and efficiency of our systems.

"The global demand for LNG is rapidly increasing, and Wärtsilä’s experience and expertise throughout the entire LNG value chain is a key factor in the marine sector’s adoption of gas-based technologies."

Wärtsilä has delivered and commissioned various floating LNG regasification plants in addition modularised regasification plants for jetty installations.

Image: The Wärtsilä regasification module with storage tank and filter/heater module. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.