Engine and power-system provider Wärtsilä is launching a series of four new fuel-efficient container-feeder vessel designs at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo, Norway from June 2-5, 2015.
PTI previously reported that Tote had launched the first LNG containership at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California on April 18, 2015.
The designs are based upon achieving optimal fuel efficiency, while being compliant with all known current and future environmental regulations.
Each design is available in three versions; ‘conventional’ using HFO as fuel, ‘environmental’, using HFO with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems, and ‘clean’ with dual-fuel capability and running mainly on liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Fuel flexibility is a main feature of these Wärtsilä designs along with fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, systems redundancy and the lowest possible levels of exhaust emissions.
Since container-feeder vessels operate largely within existing or anticipated emissions control areas or sulphur emissions control areas, environmentally compliant designs are extremely relevant.
Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Design, said: “Wärtsilä is a global supplier of efficient, reliable, and environmentally sustainable ship design solutions for the merchant shipping sector.
“Our unique expertise, knowledge, and worldwide presence are essential factors in turning the customer’s vision into reality, thereby maximising their profits and asset values.”
More than 4000 vessels are said to have been built using Wärtsilä ship designs, include the world’s most-advanced LNG powered ships.
Wartsila’s design solutions can be tailored according to the specific needs of the owner, achieving the right balance in functionality and new-build cost.
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