Wärtsilä To Supply Ship Design And Equipment For Platform Supply Vessel
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply the design and equipment for a new Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) for offshore operations. The order has been placed by Hellesøy Verft AS, the Norwegian shipyard that will build the vessel, which is to be owned and operated by Norwegian ship owner, Vestland Offshore. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2012.
Based on the VS 485 design, the new vessel has an optimized hull design for greater efficiency, with corresponding reduced emission to air, the company said. The vessel will be fitted with Wärtsilä medium speed engines and Wärtsilä NOx Reducer. In addition to the design package, Wärtsilä's scope of supply includes four Wärtsilä 9L20 diesel generator sets, the electric propulsion system, the power management system, and an integrated automation system.
The vessel is 85.6 meters long, has a breadth of 20 meters, a cargo deck area of approximately 1000 square meters, and has a dead weight at 7 m of 5000 tons.