Wärtsilä gets propulsion orders for fishing vessels

By Mike Brezonick13 September 2022

Wärtsilä will supply the propulsion machinery for four new fishing vessels being built at Karstensens Shipyard in Denmark. These orders, Wärtsilä said, highlight its leading position in delivering propulsion solutions for the fishing sector and strengthen even further the company’s close relationship with the Karstensens yard. The orders were placed in March 2022.

Fishing vessel Wärtsilä is supplying the propulsion systems for four new purser/trawler fishing vessels being built in Denmark. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

The 75 m purser/trawler vessels are being built for different owners. Two are for Icelandic fishing and processing companies Skinney-Thinganes and Gjögur, while the other two are for Norwegian owners, Veibust Fiskeriselskap and Ronald Ervik.

Each of these vessels will be equipped with a Wärtsilä 31 main engine and the company will also supply the gearbox fitted with ‘take-me-home’ functionality, the controllable pitch propeller (CPP), the propulsion shaft lines including seals and bearings, the shaft generator, and Wärtsilä’s ProTouch propulsion control system.

“We are very familiar with Wärtsilä’s propulsion offering and have opted for their products on many of our newbuild projects,” said Kent Damgaard, director, Karstensens Shipyard. “In particular, the Wärtsilä 31’s efficiency and reliability is ideally suited for fishing vessels operating in these challenging North Atlantic waters.”

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard during 2023, and the vessels are expected to be ready for delivery in 2024.

“Wärtsilä has a long-standing relationship with Karstensens Shipyard and we are proud and pleased to be again selected as the propulsion provider for this series of modern purser/trawlers,” said Jens Karlsson, GM Sales, Large Projects, Wärtsilä Marine Power. “Repeat orders are always a good indicator of customer satisfaction, and are a validation of our focus on efficiency, reliability, and environmental sustainability.”

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