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Dockwise Shipping Getting A Boost From Wärtsilä

Posted on April 19, 2011

Wärtsilä has received a contract to supply a total propulsion package for a new semi-submersible heavy lift vessel with an overall length of 270 m, according to the company.

The scope of supply consists of two Wärtsilä 6L38 engines and two Wärtsilä 12V38 engines for the ship’s main propulsion, and one Wärtsilä 6L20 auxiliary engine. Wärtsilä will also supply the reduction gear system, two controllable pitch propellers, two retractable thrusters and one bow thruster.

The equipment has been ordered by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., who will build the ship for the owner and operator, Dockwise Shipping BV, a Netherlands-based provider of transportation and logistics services for heavy marine applications. The vessel is scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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