Industrial Skipper

Successful shaft generator system sea trials for Argo Coral Maritime

A new Wärtsilä Shaft Generator System for Argo Coral Maritime’s (ACM) ‘Industrial Skipper’ required close technical support during the design phase in order to provide the best possible solution. Challenges occurred, however, during commissioning because of poor water cooling quality and insufficient water flow, and during the sea trials because of poor test equipment from the shipyard and the inferior quality of other non-Wärtsilä products. Thanks to the skill of Wärtsilä’s engineers working closely with the yard, the challenges were overcome and the sea trials were successful.

The 147 metres long ‘Industrial Skipper’ is a 12,500 DWT vessel used for heavy lift cargo. It features two cranes with a combined lifting capacity of 500 metric tons.


The sea trials for the subject vessel have been completed, and we would like to share our appreciation for the skill, attitude and performance of Wärtsilä’s service engineers during these trials.They were able to offer fast and valuable assistance to rectify any challenges that occurred so that the schedule could be maintained. Throughout the trials, the Wärtsilä staff showed great professionalism and full commitment to the success of the project.

Oren Fridenson, Managing Director Argo Coral Maritime Ltd. The Netherlands

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We are very satisfied with Wärtsilä’s contribution to the success of our projects. Not only did the teams in Hamburg and Shanghai provide extensive support during the design phase to determine the best possible layout, but were also on hand to provide help and guidance to the shipyards during commissioning and trials. Furthermore, the Wärtsilä shaft generators have the power to notably reduce our OPEX, while being truly maintenance and user friendly. Thanks a lot for this fruitful cooperation.

Soeren Hoessermann, Managing Director, Nordic Hamburg, Shipmanagement (HK) Ltd.
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