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Finnish Cargo Vessel Receiving Liquid Bio-Fuel Powered Wärtsilä Engines

Posted on May 23, 2011

Wärtsilä has received an order from the STX Finland shipyard in Turku, Finland, to supply the main engines for a new multi-purpose cargo vessel. STX Finland is part of the international STX Europe Group. The ship is being built for Meriaura Ltd., a Finland-based provider of sea transport services for industrial products and general cargo.

The vessel will be powered by three Wärtsilä 6L20 main generator sets, capable of operating on various types of liquid bio-fuels (LBF). Liquid bio-fuels can be produced from various raw materials of vegetable and non-vegetable origin. The gen-sets are also capable of using marine diesel oil as a backup fuel.

The onboard fuel system is prepared for regular operation with LBF, and the sea acceptance trials for the owner will be conducted using liquid bio-fuel. The new vessel, the Aura II, is a deck carrier scheduled for delivery in spring 2012.

The Aura II will be a multi-purpose dry cargo ship that can also be used for oil recovery operations in the Baltic Sea. In addition, the ship is designed for the transport of heavy modules to the offshore industry in the North Sea basin. When not operating as a deck carrier, the 4350 dwt ship is designed also as a container carrier.

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