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Wärtsilä’s New Ship Design Sailing To Malaysia

Posted on April 21, 2011

Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Nam Cheong Dockyard of Miri, Malaysia, which will build a Wärtsilä Ship Design (WSD) multi-purpose platform supply vessel (MPSV).

This WSD 800 MPSV is the first in a new series of Wärtsilä designs that includes four gen-sets. They produce more than 6 MW of electric power – distributed through Wärtsilä’s Low Loss Concept for diesel electric propulsion – to two Wärtsilä main azimuth steerable thrusters aft, and two tunnel thrusters forward, providing all necessary electric power onboard, Wärtsilä said. The WSD 800 MPSV has an overall length of 81.6 m, a beam of 18.4 m, and a summer draught of 6.8 m.

The vessel, which will serve the region’s offshore oil industry, will be owned by Bumi Armada, an owner and operator of offshore support vessels in Malaysia. Its design includes a remote operated vehicle mezzanine deck, crane and a large 800 m² deck area. The vessel is scheduled for launch and commissioning by fall 2012.

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