The Wärtsilä 31 engine, which has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, has been chosen as the main engine for a new purse seiner/trawler being built by the Danish shipbuilder Karstensen Shipyard. The ship will be owned by Peter Hepsø Rederi AS based in Norway. This will be the world’s first fishing vessel with the Wärtsilä 31 engine.
In addition to the main engine, Wärtsilä will also supply the complete propulsion system comprising a 2-speed gearbox, nozzle, controllable pitch propellers, the Wärtsilä Propulsion Control System, and the shaft generator. The 80 metre long purse seiner/trawler will primarily operate in the North Atlantic, the North Sea and in Norwegian waters.
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