Wärtsilä Wins Ship Design and Propulsion Package Orders
Wärtsilä has received propulsion packages order from Sealion Shipping, the UK-based operator and manager of the Toisa fleet in September. The units are to be installed in a series of three Multi-Purpose Subsea and ROV Offshore Support Vessels (OSV), to be built at the ABG Shipyard in India.
The OSVs will be of Vik-Sandvik design, and for each vessel Wärtsilä will supply a propulsion package, which include diesel-electric propulsion system based on four 6-cylinder in-line Wärtsilä 26 main generating sets. As part of the approximately EUR 30 million contract, Wärtsilä will also supply six thrusters and a complete automation and electrical distribution package based on its Low Loss Concept, to each of these DP2-class vessels.
According to Sealion Shipping's Newbuilding Manager Ray Crosby, the Wärtsilä diesel-electric propulsion configuration was selected in order to enable a greater degree of flexibility for Remotely Operated Vehicle operations of the ships. "New vessels are needed to meet the higher demands in safety, dynamic positioning, and environmental standards. Wärtsilä has proven its ability to support owners and ship builders in solving the various technical problems associated with new construction," Crosby adds.
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