Wärtsilä power for long-distance towage

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 2 June 2004 at 11:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to provide propulsion plants for a pair of deep-sea tugs being built by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc in Japan for the Rotterdam-based towage contractor Fairmount Marine BV.

The tugs will each be powered by a complete Wärtsilä propulsion system, comprising four Wärtsilä 32 engines, Wärtsilä gearboxes, Lips controllable pitch propellers, Lips high efficiency nozzles and a Lipstronic integrated control and manoeuvring system.
The tugs are intended for long-distance deep-sea towage. They will, however, be fully equipped to work as anchor-handling tugs serving offshore rigs and floating production, storage and offloading vessels.

Further information: Marit Holmlund-Sund, Public Relations Manager, Ship Power, tel. +358 10 709 1941.

This is the shorter of two versions of this press release. The longer version, containing more technical information, is available at www.wartsila.com