Wärtsilä is to supply solutions for the two new state-of-the-art vessels that are being built for Spliethoff which is a Netherlands-based shipping company. The ships are being built at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard, China. Wärtsilä received this order in November 2019.
The two DP2-B-type ships are so designed to accommodate a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability thereby making it the best one to be used for the supply of cargo to offshore installations.
The ships have versatile features which makes them unique in the market. High fuel efficiency and minimum impact on the environment are the specific requirements of the design and the contract with Wärtsilä is also based on these.
Each vessels requires a Wärtsilä 32 main engine, four Wärtsilä 20 engine generator sets, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for the reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions, four transverse and two retractable thrusters, and a controllable pitch propeller (CPP). Pro-Touch propulsion control system by Wärtsilä will also be used to make the control user friendly in free sailing and also in dynamic positioning operations. The ships will be in compliance with the Tier III regulations of IMO.
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“Having single-source supplier capabilities allows us to deliver fully integrated solutions that create real value for the owner. Such is the case with this order, added to which we have been able to utilise our experience and in-house know-how by partnering in the concept design. These are highly efficient ships requiring flexible and highly efficient onboard equipment, which is why we were selected,” says Luuk Hijlkema, Account Manager, Wärtsilä Marine.
“At Spliethoff we have a continuous drive towards greener and more fuel-efficient operations, and the design of our DP2 B-Type vessels reflects these ambitions. We value Wärtsilä’s strong cooperation during the development phase of this project, and we are confident that the Wärtsilä solutions will meet our requirements,” says Mikael Liljeström, Technical Department, Spliethoff.
The scheduled delivery of the Wärtsilä equipments for the two 141 metres long vessels is from Q3 2020.