Wärtsilä Receives Propulsion System and Design Order for Taiwanese Chemical Tanker
Wärtsilä has signed a design and propulsion system order with Taiwan's Jong Shyn Shipbuilding for a product chemical tanker. The 6500 dwt vessel, due for delivery in 2011, is for CPC Corporation (CPC), a Taiwanese state-owned oil company.
This is the first order through the Wärtsilä network for a design developed by Conan Wu Associates (CWA), a Wärtsilä Ship Design company, since it was acquired in September 2008. In addition to the design, Wärtsilä will deliver the entire propulsion system, which is to be based around a nine-cylinder inline Wärtsilä 32 main engine, gearbox, and a controllable pitch propeller. The scope of supply includes other equipment, such as a bow thruster, the propulsion control system, and all shaft seals and bearings. The contract also includes the supply of an Integrated Automation System for not only the machinery spaces, but the entire ship.
With an overall length of 110 m and an18 m beam, the single screw tanker will be equipped with a propulsion arrangement capable of delivering a ship speed of up to 13.4 knots, at design draught condition.
Willy Perng, sales manager, Wärtsilä in Taiwan, said that Wärtsilä has enjoyed a good and long-standing relationship with the customer. CPC has already 12 sets of Wärtsilä two-stroke engines installed in its fleet. "The contract marks a significant milestone for Wärtsilä in that it is the first time we have dealt with the Jong Shyn shipyard. It is also the first time we have supplied CPC with new four-stroke main engines, and the first ever ship design we have sold in Taiwan," added Perng.
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