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Wärtsilä Equipment Powering Two Vessel Projects

Contract includes engines, propulsion systems, CBM systems

Posted on November 6, 2012

Wärtsilä has received a contract to supply engines and complete propulsion systems for two newbuild vessel projects. The order includes a total of 28 engines for 14 vessels being built for the Kuwait Oil Co.

The propulsion systems will be installed in nine, 72.6 tonne Bollard Pull (BP) tugboats, and five, 45.4 tonne BP tugboats, being built at the Damen shipyard in Holland. The contracts were signed in August, with delivery scheduled for 2014 and 2015. The ships will be used for port operations at the Kuwait oil terminal.

In addition to the engines and propulsion systems, the contract includes Wärtsilä’s Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) systems for each of the 14 vessels. CBM provides remote condition monitoring of the engines, and enables accurate and cost-effective predictive maintenance, the company said.

Of the 28 engines ordered to power these vessels, the 18, 72.6 tonne tugboats will be powered by Wärtsilä 26 engines, and the 10, 45.4 tonne tugboats by Wärtsilä 20 engines.