Wärtsilä will supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels being built for the Singapore based China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd (CNCo).
The ships are being built at the Chengxi and Zhejiang Ouhua shipyards in China, and the contracts were signed with Wärtsilä licensee Hudong Heavy Machinery (HHM) in 2012 and during the first half of 2013.
All vessels will be fitted with electronically controlled Wärtsilä 2-stroke common-rail main engine systems, Wärtsilä Fixed Pitch Propellers (FPP) as well as Wärtsilä Seals and Bearings. In March 2013, the first vessel of the S-Class series, the Shansi, was successfully delivered.
“The propulsion system selected for our new S-class series fully meets our requirements. The first operational results from the MV Shansi have been very successful. They show that the Wärtsilä RT-flex common-rail engines enable us to operate the vessel very efficiently over a very wide operating range at different speeds. The fuel consumption of the S-class is even better than we expected in the design phase,”
Mr Martin Cresswell, Fleet Director at CNCo.
Shansi, container vessel, 2013
||China Navigation, Singapore
||Zhejiang Ouhua Shipyard, China