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SPECIAL VESSELS

Wärtsilä provides environmentally and economically sound integrated solutions for technically complex vessels, such as fishing and research vessels, dredgers, and wind support and installation vessels.
 
Special vessels

    Dredgers 

    Working in harsh environments and extreme temperatures, long operational hours, and constantly running the equipment at maximum power until the job gets done.

    We know very well what it takes to develop a dredger for these conditions, which is why our systems are a perfect fit for the dredger market.

    From the earliest times of diesel engines, Wärtsilä equipment and later on systems have been installed in complex vessels such as dredgers. Today, Wärtsilä power solutions continue to be the choice for dredgers built by the world’s leading yards. Our technical expertise is complemented by our open-minded approach to what dredging companies need and want.

    Fishing Vessels 

    With close to 50 years of experience in the fishing industry, a substantial reference list of equipment deliveries and in excess of 250 fishing vessels built to its designs, Wärtsilä has a unique know-how and expertise, backed by a truly global footprint. Our extensive offering for fishing vessels allow us to enhance the business of our customers by providing solutions that are environmentally sustainable, efficient, flexible, and economically sound.

    Learn more about our offering for fishing vessels

    Research Vessels 

    Wärtsilä provides integrated solutions that are environmentally and economically sound for Research Vessels worldwide.

    Wärtsilä has supplied various equipment and solutions to many of the world’s best known research vessels, including the CEFAS Endeavour, the IFREMER Pourquoi Pas, the IMR G.O. SARS., the MARINE INSTITUTE’s Celtic Explorer, the NERC James Cook, and the CHILEAN NAVY’s Cabo de Hornos.

    Tugs and Workboats 

    The marine industry is increasingly turning to more advanced solutions as the cost of available technology decreases, and its reliability is substantiated. The environmental and economic viability of these complex solutions typically results from an integrated approach, encompassing vessel design, equipment selection, and on-site support for the shipyard and owner.

    At Wärtsilä, we believe that upcoming emissions regulations require the re-design of many existing vessel types. This is especially true of vessels operating in the proximity of large population centres, as is the case with tugs in ports.

    An integrated approach means a single contact point for project management and installation, a one-stop shop for all aspects of lifecycle support, and optimized overall performance that incorporates substantial energy savings. As all the systems are engineered to work together, their compatibility and functionality is guaranteed. 

    ARTICLES

    Full LNG ahead the future of dredgers

    IHC and Wärtsilä are betting that LNG-powered dredgers like the Scheldt River will service clients mindful...
    16 August 2016
    • Twentyfour7. article

    Market manoeuvre

    A new fuel needs a new fuel infrastructure; thus far LNG suffers from its absence. Wärtsilä now aims...
    9 August 2016
    • Twentyfour7. article

    New LNG Tug opens a market

    Wärtsilä recently signed a contract related to the first LNG Tug to operate in the Middle East. This...
    22 April 2015
    • In Detail article

    Video: Under the Sea

    There is no mistaking the Ramform Atlas as she hovers into view by the docks on a sun-kissed day in Bergen...
    10 July 2014
    • Twentyfour7. article

    A life at sea

    Getting out of bed in the dead of night, making a flask of hot coffee and leaving your family behind as you head out into the rough water for a day at sea. For some, it’s a lonely, solitary thought and the stuff of nightmares. For others, it’s a life-long...
    17 February 2016
    • Twentyfour7. article

    REFERENCES

    • Ocean Star
      A new pelagic fishing trawler ordered by Scottish owner Mewstead LLP will be built according to a Wärtsilä design and will feature a broad scope of Wärtsilä propulsion machinery.

      Ocean Star

    • Tong Xu
      The Tong Xu is a large trailer suction hopper dredger delivered in 2008. The vessel is equipped with a complete Wärtsilä package with two 12V38 engines, two gearboxes, two controllable pitch propellers, two transverse thrusters and propulsion controls.

      Tong Xu

    • Nordica
      The turnkey project involved the fitting of combined Wärtsilä NOx Reducer (NOR) and Oxidation Catalysts (OXI) to the MSV Fennica and MSV Nordica.

      Nordica

    • Cabo de Hornos
      Delivered in 2013, Cabo de Hornos is an advanced and versatile oceanographic and fisheries research vessel owned by the Chilean Navy.

      Cabo de Hornos

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