Wartsila announced it has been selected to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new vessels being built for the Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff. The 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 well suited to supplying cargo to offshore installations. The design parameters specified high fuel efficiency and a minimal environmental footprint, and the contract with Wärtsilä was based on these requirements.
The Wärtsilä equipment for these two 141 m vessels is scheduled to be delivered to the yard commencing in the third quarter of 2020.
“Having single-source supplier capabilities allows us to deliver fully integrated solutions that create real value for the owner,” said Luuk Hijlkema, account manager, Wärtsilä Marine. “Such is the case with this order, added to which we have been able to utilize 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.”
The full scope for each vessel includes a Wärtsilä 32 main diesel engine, four Wärtsilä 20 engine generator sets, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for all the engines, four transverse and two retractable thrusters and a controllable pitch propeller (CPP). Wärtsilä will also supply its Pro-Touch propulsion control system for control in both free-sailing and dynamic positioning operations. The ships will comply with the IMO’s Tier 3 regulations, the company said.
“At Spliethoff we have a continuous drive towards greener and more fuel-efficient operations, and the design of our DP2 B-Type vessels reflects these ambitions,” said Mikael Liljeström, Technical Department, Spliethoff. “We value Wartsila’s strong cooperation during the development phase of this project, and we are confident that the Wärtsilä solutions will meet our requirements.”