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DSD Shipping Retrofits Lube Systems On Four Vessels

Posted on February 17, 2010

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by DSD Shipping AS of Stavanger, Norway, to retrofit the main engines on four DSD Shipping vessels with the Wärtsilä retrofit pulse lubricating system (RPLS).

The RPLS is designed to lower the oil feed rate to the engine, thus cutting the consumption of lubricating oil. This creates savings in operating costs, and also has a positive effect on exhaust emissions, said the company. The DSD Shipping contract is Wärtsilä's first order for the retrofitting of small bore two-stroke engines with this system.

The order calls for the sale, installation and commissioning of RPLS on the Wärtsilä main engines of four DSD Shipping vessels. Three vessels ("Stavanger Bay," "Stavanger Viking" and "Stavanger Blossom") are equipped with 6-cylinder RTA58T engines, and one vessel ("Stavanger Prince") operates a 7-cylinder RTA62U. The vessels are all approximately 105,000 dwt, and were built during the past eight years.

Wärtsilä and DSD Shipping AS signed the agreement for these vessels in the fourth quarter of 2009. Delivery is scheduled within four months following the signing.

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