Wärtsilä delivers total propulsion package to Russian shipyard

Wartsila Corporation
  • Trade press release
21 October 2009 at 10:00 AM E. Europe Standard Time

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading ship power systems integrator, has been awarded the contract to supply an integrated total electro-propulsion package for a Russian state owned ship. The package is to be installed in a Multipurpose Salvage Vessel (MPSV) being built by Russia’s Nevsky shipbuilding and ship repair yard in Shlisselburg, close to St Petersburg.

Wärtsilä’s ability to supply integrated total propulsion was an important consideration for the shipyard when selecting the company as a partner for this project. Other important considerations for the shipyard were Wärtsilä’s ability to meet the unique technical requirements of the vessel, and willingness to work closely with designers and the customer during equipment engineering. Wärtsilä will supply four 1370kW diesel generator sets based on its well-established Wärtsilä 20 diesel engines, the main generators and the electro motors. The propulsion system is intended to generate enough propulsive power to deliver a service speed of 15 knots.

This newbuilding has been contracted by the Nevsky shipbuilding and ship repair yard in accordance with an order placed by Federal State Enterprise “Gosmorspassluzhba”. The design of the salvage vessel has been developed by the “Marine Engineering Bureau” of Odessa. When launched, it will be used for state marine pollution control, salvage and diving operations, offshore stand-by, and rescue services. The order was placed in August.

The vessel’s design is based around an overall hull length of 73m, a beam of 16.6m, and a design draught of 4.5m. It is scheduled to be delivered in November 2010, and will then join the “Gosmorspassluzhba” fleet.

With a hold capacity of 98m3 and oil recovery capacity of 766m3, the 70t bollard pull vessel will be well equipped for providing technical support and assistance in hazardous operations, such as search, rescue and evacuation. The vessel’s keel was laid in September, and the ship is being built to the classification requirements of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. The project is part of a state-funded programme to develop Russia’s transport system over the next five years.

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Caption: The Multipurpose Salvage Vessel (MPSV) being built by Russia’s Nevsky shipbuilding and ship repair yard will be equipped with an integrated total electro-propulsion package from Wärtsilä.

Media contact:
Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager, PR and Marketing Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1439
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425
e-mail: marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com
Internet: www.wartsila.com

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 2008, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with 19,000 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.