Wärtsilä technology group will supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new vessels being built for Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff following an order booked in November 2019.
The two state-of-the art ships are under construction at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China.
The design of the two DP2-B-type ships combines the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability, thus making them ideal for supplying cargo to offshore installations, a statement from Wärtsilä noted.
The design parameters specified high fuel efficiency and a minimal environmental footprint, and the contract with Wärtsilä was based on these requirements.
The full scope for each vessel includes a Wärtsilä 32 main engine, four Wärtsilä 20 engine generator sets, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for all the engines to abate their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, four transverse and two retractable thrusters, and a controllable pitch propeller (CPP).
Wärtsilä will also supply its Pro-Touch propulsion control system to enable user-friendly control in both free-sailing and dynamic positioning operations.
The ships will comply with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) Tier III regulations.
The Wärtsilä equipment for these two 141m-long vessels is scheduled to be delivered to the yard commencing in Q3 2020.
“Having single-source supplier capabilities allows us to deliver fully integrated solutions that create real value for the owner. Such is the case with this order, added to which we have been able to utilise our experience and in-house know-how by partnering in the concept design. These are highly efficient ships requiring flexible and highly efficient onboard equipment, which is why we were selected,” says Luuk Hijlkema, Account Manager, Wärtsilä Marine.