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Wärtsilä Has Seen This Before

Company gets repeat order for offshore system from Cosco (Qidong) Offshore

Posted on February 14, 2014

Wärtsilä has signed a repeat order with the Cosco (Qidong) Offshore Co.Ltd shipyard. The order covers another DP3 dynamically positioned offshore accommodation rig, which is being built for Singapore-based Axis Offshore.

The Wärtsilä system includes the main power generation system, the propulsion system, the electric and automation system, and the automation safety system.

The vessel, which is expected to enter service in January 2016, will be equipped with a DP3 dynamic positioning system and will be available for worldwide operations. The dynamic positioning is a system that automatically maintains a vessel’s position and heading by using its own propellers and thrusters.

The order was signed in December 2013. Wärtsilä will begin deliveries of its equipment during the first half of 2014.This follows a similar order placed earlier last year by the same company for an identical Wärtsilä power, propulsion and positioning system.

The complex semi-submersible accommodation rig is being built by Cosco in China. Wärtsilä will co-operate closely with the yard’s project team and will have a site management team to supervise installation of the Wärtsilä equipment.