Wärtsilä Ship Design unveils WSD PSV Series of four vessels for Asia-Pacific ship owners

Wärtsilä Corporation
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18 March 2014 at 7:00 PM E. Europe Standard Time

Wärtsilä Ship Design (WSD) Singapore has unveiled a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) design package aimed at ship owners and shipyards in the Asia-Pacific region, in conjunction with Asia Pacific Maritime 2014 event. The WSD PSV series of four vessels, consisting of the WSD 600, WSD 750, WSD 800 and WSD 1000 designs in the deadweight range of 3000-5200 dwt, gives ship owners the opportunity to select the hulls best suited to their needs. The WSD PSV series designs can be customized to suit different operational requirements of the owner. The WSD PSV series, which was developed based on proven designs, is suitable for worldwide operational requirements, and optimized for the Asian shipbuilding process.

Building on proven Norwegian hull lines, the designs have been further developed for enhanced cargo capacity and flexibility, maximum fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and optimized building costs.

The primary benefits of the WSD PSV series include proven vessel designs based on the ship owners’ intended requirements, guaranteed vessel operational performance, and a fully integrated equipment solution.

The total solutions offering incorporates Wärtsilä’s patented Low Loss Concept (LLC) to achieve the highest possible Environmental Regularity Number (ERN) without increasing the installed engine power. The direct benefits of this include fuel savings and lower levels of emissions as a result of reduced losses in the vessel’s electrical system, improved dynamic positioning capability in both normal and failure scenarios, reduced weight and space requirements, and increased levels of safety for crew members.

The new WSD PSV series has gained recognition in the market with multiple new building contracts, with one vessel already successfully delivered and in operation by an oil major in the region. Now this successful range of designs has been extended with two new designs to meet future demand in the PSV segment.

“Sustainability and efficiency are top of mind for owners and shipyards today. Fuel efficiency, emissions management, lifecycle costs and reliability have become basic expectations when a vessel is ordered. Owners and yards get all these benefits with the WSD PSV series, coupled with designs that have been developed for the Asian shipbuilding industry,” said Jan Othman, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Ship Design Singapore.

“With cost efficiencies determining activity – including what kind of vessels to build and where to build them – ship owners and shipyards should take advantage of the total solution offering that comes with the WSD PSV designs. Wärtsilä Ship Design has a unique value proposition for clients in Asia, with capabilities to develop and deliver high-end designs with competitive building costs from our Singapore office. Wärtsilä’s one-stop proposition and strong local presence of Ship Design offices in Asia – combined with our extensive expertise in marine technologies – makes our value proposition attractive,” he added.

Wärtsilä will be at Stand R20, Basement 2 - Hall D at Asia Pacific Maritime 2014, taking place at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, from 19-21 March 2014. To find out more about the WSD PSV series or about Wärtsilä solutions for the Asia Pacific maritime industry, join the daily networking session from 16.45 to 17.45 at the stand. The complete stand programme listing for Wärtsilä at Asia Pacific Maritime 2014 can be found at http://www.wartsila.com/en/events/apm-2014.

For further information please contact:

Mr Jan Othman
Managing Director
Wärtsilä Ship Design Singapore
Tel: + 65 6274595
jan.othman@wartsila.com  

Mr Dinesh Subramaniam
Director, Communications & Branding
Area Middle East & Asia
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel. +65 68749334
dinesh.subramaniam@wartsila.com  

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