Wärtsilä is going to modify a 12 year old fishing vessel by equipping it with a Wärtsilä 32 engine, a NOx Reducer (SCR) selective catalytic reduction system, and a shaft generator.
The new engine will take place of the present one from another supplier on board the ‘Brennholm’ which is a 75-meter long vessel that is owned by Brennholm AS that is an operator based in Norway. It will be installed at the end of 2020 at the Orskov Yard, Denmark. In November 2019, the order was placed.
The measurements that have been carried out in different operating modes show that the new fuel efficient engine will help save about 13 percent of the fuel costs in comparison to the present engine of the vessel.
A NOx Reducer will also delivered by Wärtsilä which will help in reducing the emission of nitrogen oxide by about 51,000kg each year. With the installation of these equipments, the vessel will be compliant to the Tier III regulations of IMO. Wärtsilä is also aiming to add a shaft generator for the production of electrical power for the network of the ship.
“To be competitive in today’s market conditions high efficiency is essential. At the same time, environmental regulations demand sophisticated emission abatement solutions, and we are pleased to be able to meet both these requirements – efficiency and compliance – to reduce the ‘Brennholm’s’ fuel costs and increase its eco-friendliness,” says Clement Stautland, Account Manager, Wärtsilä Marine.
“We have worked closely with Wärtsilä to develop what we believe is the best solution to meet our operating needs. We thank Wärtsilä for their good cooperation during the project phase, and for the excellent lifecycle support, they offer. We are looking forward to having this top-level equipment installed,” says Lars Einar Sandtorv, Owner of Brennholm.
“At Orskov Yard the focus is very much on environmentally-friendly solutions, so this fuel and eco-optimized package for the ‘Brennholm’ is something we are pleased to install,” says Lars Fischer, CEO at Orskov Yard.
The equipments are scheduled to be delivered to the yard by Wärtsilä in October 2020.