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Wärtsilä Receives Ship Design Order from Norway's Sartor Shipping

Posted on March 10, 2009

Wärtsilä has received a ship design order from the Norwegian shipping company Sartor Shipping AS. The order is for two Vik-Sandvik 465 FSV design vessels that will be built at the Wison Heavy Industry shipyard in China. Sartor Shipping has options for further newbuildings at the yard. The vessels are due for delivery in 2010 and 2011.

The scope of Wärtsilä's supply also includes two main engines, gear boxes and propellers. The vessels will have redundant Dynamical Position system, DP II. The speed of the vessels will be approximately 15.5 knots. The vessels' length is 65.9 m and its beam is 18 m. They will comply with the Bureau Veritas (BV) 'Clean Ship' notation for pollution prevention.

The design incorporates a hybrid system that offers considerable fuel savings compared to a purely diesel mechanical layout. This is because the available power can be adjusted to meet the various demands of the different operations for which this this type of vessel will be used. The savings will be particularly notable when operating at lower power loads.

Multi-functionality is an extremely important feature of this design as the vessels are intended for use in a multitude of different tasks. These are likely to include offshore standby service, emergency towing, oil spill recovery, ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) operations, fire fighting, tanker assistance and surface surveillance.

For more information: WWW.WARTSILA.COM

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