Wärtsilä to supply an integrated solution for power and propulsion for new Diving Support & Construction Vessel

Wärtsilä Corporation
  • Trade press release
7 June 2011 at 1:00 PM E. Europe Standard Time

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading systems integrator, has been awarded the contract to supply an integrated solution for power generation, power distribution, and propulsion for a new Diving Support & Construction Vessel (DSCV) currently under construction in Singapore.

The order has been placed by Keppel Singmarine, the Singapore based builder of the vessel. The contract includes the vessel’s main power generation system, the Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept full electric and automation system, and a complete integrated propulsion system. The vessel will operate on marine diesel oil (MDO). Wärtsilä will deliver the systems during the beginning of 2012, and the ship is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2013.

The vessel will be owned and operated by the Dutch public company SBM Offshore N.V., the holding company of a group of international, marine technology orientated companies. Its business is to serve on a global basis the offshore oil and gas industry by supplying engineered products, vessels and systems, and offshore oil and gas production services.

The system features the patented Low Loss Concept and the ECOMeter, which is part of the Wärtsilä Integrated Automation System. This estimates fuel consumption and advises on the optimal means of operating the vessel in order to save fuel and the environment. “Our expert know-how on efficient systems with maximum redundancy is the key to our success in ship systems. Customers value the integrated systems approach that mitigates project completion risks in complex offshore vessel projects,” says Magnus Miemois, Vice President, Offshore, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

This order is yet another example of a contract wherein Wärtsilä’s ability to supply a totally integrated solution is of significant importance to the customer, interested in improved overall vessel efficiency.

Fact box: Scope of contract

2 x Wärtsilä 9L26 medium-speed engine
4 x Wärtsilä 6L26 medium-speed engine
2 x Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept full electric and automation package
2 x gearbox assembly
2 x controllable pitch propeller
5 x tunnel thrusters
Fuel: Marine Diesel Oil

For further information please contact:

Hans Laheij
General Manager, Offshore
Wärtsilä Services (Shanghai) Ltd.
hans.laheij@wartsila.com
Tel. +86 1862 113 2855

Mirja-Maija Santala
Media Manager
Wärtsilä Corporation
Mirja-maija.santala.@wartsila.com
Tel. +358 (0)400 793 827

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2010, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with more than 17,500 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.

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