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New Ships For Brazilian Waters

Wärtsilä to deliver generating sets for two new offshore vessels

Posted on June 30, 2014

Wärtsilä has received an order to deliver generating sets for two new well intervention vessels for Siem Offshore A/S from Norway. The 158 m vessels, slated to operate in Brazilian waters, are built by Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) in Flensburg, Germany. The order was signed at the end of May 2014, and delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment will commence in May 2015.

Eight 6-cylinder inline Wärtsilä 32 generating sets were chosen for these ships based upon the customer's requirements for best availability, reliability and economic fuel consumption, Wärtsilä said. Each gen-set will be fitted with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst to clean the exhaust and NOx emissions to comply with the IMO's Tier 3 environmental regulations.

Well intervention vessels are used in the maintenance of offshore oil wells to secure the oil flow and availability of the well. Dynamic positioning (DP) of the vessels is crucial to their successful operation, so it important that the energy supply to the DP system is reliable and efficient, the company said.

The ships are scheduled to be delivered in 2016.