Wärtsilä supplying EEXI technology

Wärtsilä said its new ShaPoLi can be installed without the need for dry docking

Wärtsilä is providing power limitation solutions for six vessels operated by Eastaway Ship Management.

The solutions are designed to improve the vessels’ Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) rating in line with requirements coming into force in 2023.

Wärtsilä will provide its new Wärtsilä Shaft Power Limitation (ShaPoLi), together with a propulsion system control upgrade for six container vessels equipped with Wärtsilä controllable pitch propellers (CPPs). The upgrades effectively limit the shaft power during normal operation, regardless of the power train combination and control system arrangements, the company said.

“EEXI requirements pose a new challenge to ship owners who need to choose the best way to comply with upcoming regulation,” said says Giulio Tirelli, director, Business Development, Wärtsilä Marine Power. “Our Power Limitation Solutions represent one of the most suitable and advanced choices to ultimately contribute to the maritime decarbonization journey.”

Wärtsilä said its Shaft Power Limitation is fully integrated into the vessel’s propulsion controls system, ensuring optimum hydrodynamic efficiency, low propeller induced noise and vibration levels, and guaranteed system stability. (Image: Wärtsilä)

The Wärtsilä ShaPoLi can be installed without the need for dry docking. Typically, installation can be carried out during cargo loading and can be completed in as little as three days, including sea trials.

The Wärtsilä Shaft Power Limitation is part of a recently launched range of power limitation solutions that are designed to help vessels comply with the upcoming EEXI regulations. The other solutions include engine power limitation for 4-stroke engines, engine power limitation for 2-stroke engines and power limitation dedicated to diesel-electric installations.

“Decarbonization is at the heart of the maritime industry’s focus at this time,” said Capt. R.S. Minhas, managing director of Fleet Management, Eastaway Ship Management. “This new Wärtsilä ShaPoLi system will certainly help us at Eastaway as we work towards this goal. We have worked with Wärtsilä earlier and we have great respect for their experience and expertise,”

Eastaway is a leading owner and ship manager of container vessels worldwide. It owns and operates a diverse global fleet of over 50 vessels ranging from 700 TEU to 5100 TEU and has 24 vessels on order ranging from 1170 to 7000 TEU including 8 dual-fueled vessels capable of burning methanol.

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