Cargo vessels

Customised solutions to fit the operating profile of your cargo vessel

Whatever the vessel’s operating profile, Wärtsilä offers customized solutions that meet your specific needs as a ship owner or operator of a cargo vessel. Wärtsilä’s innovative approach and broad product portfolio enable fit-for-purpose cargo vessels that have the flexibility needed to achieve significant environmental and economic benefits. Thus, ensuring your vessel is compliant and meets both local or global operating regulations and legislation as well as maximising profitability.

Wärtsilä’s ability to combine products into a single solution package that combines ship design, engines, gearboxes, electrical & automation systems, propulsion, seals & bearings and environmental solutions, provides guaranteed performance of the complete package install. A single solution package also has the added benefit of uniformed documentation, a single point of contact, and Wärtsilä’s efficient propulsion plant in which all parts are engineered and designed to work in harmony.

  • Customised solutions to meet specific ship configurations
  • Easy installation
  • Reduced downtime and redundancy
  • Improve reliability and efficiency

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Improving efficiency is a known requirement but how can this be achieved.  In this short video we explore how to decrease energy consumption to increase profitability and at the same time reduce emissions.
 

Market trends in the Merchant Shipping industry

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Related press releases

Wärtsilä customised LNG solution chosen for four next-generation short-sea cargo vessels

Jan 13, 2020, 11:00 AM by Wärtsilä Corporation

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will feature LNG propulsion and storage systems provided by the technology group Wärtsilä. The ships have been ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in December.

The ships will be among the first-ever of their type to be powered by LNG fuel. Because of space restrictions on short-sea cargo ships, Wärtsilä developed a customised solution in close cooperation with the naval architect and the owners that allows the Wärtsilä LNGPac storage and supply system to be installed below deck without compromising the cargo hold space. Furthermore, the propulsion efficiency will be optimised as a result of Wärtsilä’s Opti Design capabilities that tailors the propeller and HP nozzle to specifically align with the vessel’s hull. These integrated technologies will be supported via Wärtsilä’s Data Collection Unit (WDCU) with cloud based services and remote monitoring to optimise operability, fuel economy, and periodic maintenance.

“Our recognised leadership in LNG technologies is again shown with this order. Wärtsilä’s expertise in delivering fully integrated systems, and our emphasis on partnering with customers and other stakeholders to develop the optimal solution can lead to state-of-the-art vessels, as is we have here,” says Luuk Hijlkema, Account Manager, Sales, Wärtsilä Marine.

“We are very pleased to have these next-generation sustainable vessels. Minimising our environmental footprint has long been a focal point for us, and the reduction of emissions is a fundamental part of this. The new vessels running on LNG fit well into our continuous drive for greener operations,” comments Ad Toonen, Technical Director, Wijnne & Barends.

The four ships will each have a Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel main engine, a Wärtsilä gearbox, a Wärtsilä controlled pitch propeller (CPP) with HP nozzle, and a Wärtsilä LNGPac system. The equipment will be delivered to the yard during Q4 2020, and the first vessel is expected to be delivered during autumn 2021.

The 5800 DWT Lo-Lo (lift-on, lift-off) vessels will operate in the Baltic and North Seas and will be Finnish/Swedish Ice Class 1A classified. Six previously ordered vessels for Wijnne & Barends, which are already under construction, are also being fitted with Wärtsilä main engines and CPP propellers.

Image caption: Four short-sea cargo vessels being built for Wijnne & Barends will feature LNG propulsion and storage systems provided by Wärtsilä. Image copyright: Wijnne & Barends.

Media contacts:

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
General Manager, Positioning, Marine Business Marketing
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439

marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

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Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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