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Wärtsilä Powering Future Inland Waterway Vessel

Posted on May 10, 2012

Wärtsilä will supply a complete power system, including two of its six-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel medium-speed engines, for a new dry cargo inland waterway vessel. The vessel will be part of the ECO2 Inland Vessel project, which is focused on making the inland shipping sector more economically and environmentally sound, Wärtsilä said.

The 135 m vessel is capable of operating 95 to 99% of the time on LNG fuel, with a minimal amount of pilot marine gas oil (MGO) used for ignition, the company said. The engines are also capable of operating entirely on MGO. In addition to the two Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines, the scope of the order includes two fixed pitch propellers in a nozzle, the coldbox and the LNG tanks.

The vessel, which will operate on inland waterways in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France, is being built for Combi International, a Dutch ship development, design and construction company located in Raamsdonksveer, the Netherlands. The order has been placed by Koedood Diesel Service BV.

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