Wärtsilä to Power Six New Pipe-laying Vessels
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply integrated power solutions to six new offshore Pipe Laying Vessels (PLVs) being built for operation in Brazilian waters. The majority of these orders were booked before the second quarter of 2012.
The PLVs will be operating for the Brazilian multinational corporation Petrobras for the construction of pipelines from offshore oil rigs to the mainland. The six vessels are to be built by three different companies at yards in the Netherlands, Brazil and South Korea.
The Wärtsilä solutions selected for the six vessels include design, main engines, and propellers and will be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. The first vessels are scheduled to be launched in 2014, with all six to be fully operable before the end of 2015.
Detailed scope of supply:
• The two PLVs to be built for a France-based joint venture between Technip and Odebrecht Oleo & Gas (OOG) at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in South Korea, will utilize a Wärtsilä Ship Design (WSD) VS4146 design. For each of these vessels, Wärtsilä will also supply three Wärtsilä Modular Thrusters (LMT), two retractable thrusters, and two tunnel thrusters (TT).
• For the 550 ton PLV ordered by Subsea7, a London, U.K. based company, that is to be designed and built by IHC Merwede, Wärtsilä will supply six Wärtsilä 32 in-line engines, three Wärtsilä Modular Thrusters, two retractable thrusters, and two tunnel thrusters.
• For the two 550 ton PLVS that the Malaysian company, Sapura Crest Petroleum Bhd will build at the IHC Merwede shipyard in the Netherlands, Wärtsilä will supply six Wärtsilä 32 in-line engines, three Lips Modular thrusters, two retractable thrusters, and two tunnel thrusters.
• For the 300 ton PLV that the same company will build at the OSX Construcao Naval yard in Brazil, Wärtsilä will supply four Wärtsilä 32 in-line engines, three Wärtsilä Compact Thrusters (LCT) for primary propulsion, one retractable thruster, and two tunnel thrusters.