Wärtsilä to Supply Ship Design and Full Diesel Electric Propulsion System

Press Release
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Wärtsilä is able to offer its marine customers everything, from vessel design to the machinery and automation systems. This single-source supply capability leads to reduced building time, lower costs, and minimized project risks. This latest order also represents the first installation of the Wärtsilä 32 engine with increased power output.

Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions provider, has been contracted to supply the vessel design and complete diesel electric drive installation for a new field support vessel. The ship is to be owned and operated by Sartor Shipping of Norway, and will serve the North Sea oilfields on behalf of Statoil. The order is taken into Wärtsilä's order book during the first quarter 2011.

Sartor Shipping has contracted the VS465 design from Wärtsilä Ship Design. The Bergen Group BMV shipyard in Norway, which is to build the vessel, has placed an order for the complete diesel electric propulsion system from Wärtsilä Ship Power. The scope of the machinery supply includes two Wärtsilä 6L32 and two Wärtsilä 6L20 generating sets, the electric and automation systems, the frequency drives, the gear and controllable pitch propeller, the tunnel thrusters, as well as a retractable thruster. This will be the first installation of the Wärtsilä 32 engine with its power output increased from 500 to 575 kW/cylinder. The ship will also feature Wärtsilä's Low Loss Concept (LLC), a proven energy efficient and highly redundant power distribution system for electric propulsion applications. The combination of the higher engine output and LLC means that fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions will be minimized.

Furthermore, the new vessel will feature, for the first time ever, a so-called 4-split reliability on both the electrical (LLC) and mechanical side. The 4-split concept means that no single failure will result in more than a 25 per cent loss of power or capability. In addition to increased reliability, this offers greater safety than traditional vessels that have a 2-split design, with a consequential risk of a 50 per cent loss.

Source: Wärtsilä

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

Deltamarin to Designs First LNG Handysize Bulk Carriers

Deltamarin Ltd proudly announces that it has signed a contract to design the world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers, which will point the way towards greener shipping of commodities.

Rolls-Royce to Exhibit Power Offerings at WorkBoat

Rolls-Royce will showcase its latest marine power innovations, including several MTU commercial marine products and systems, at the International Workboat Show 2015, December 1-3 in New Orleans.

Royston Appoints New US Distributor

Diesel power engineering specialist Royston has appoint a new U.S.-based distributor, citing growing interest in its advanced Enginei marine fuel management and monitoring systems.


Henriksen Unveils Strongest SOLAS Boat Lifting Hook

H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat lifting hook capable of holding up to 22.5-tonnes. The quick release

SSA Welcomes Decision To Extend BEO

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has welcomed the decision by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry to extend the Competition (Block Exemption

Norwegian Escape with Biggest Scrubbers sets Sail

On a sunny October day in the German harbor-town of Hamburg, M/V Norwegian Escape, a brand new cruise ship, sets sail for the first time. On board are five Yara SOx scrubbers – one for each engine.

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.5034 sec (2 req/sec)