Wärtsilä launches four new fuel efficient Container Feeder Vessel designs at Nor-Shipping

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 2 June 2015 at 10:15 UTC+2
  • Container feeder design
Wärtsilä is launching a series of four new container feeder vessel designs at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibition being held in Oslo from June 2 to 5. The innovative designs are based upon achieving optimal fuel efficiency, while being compliant with all known current and future environmental regulations. 

The four ship designs, namely the WSD80-1500, WSD80-2400, WSD80-4000 and WSD84-2400, feature exceptionally low and best-in-class fuel consumption. Each design is available in three versions; ‘conventional’ using HFO as fuel, ‘environmental’ using HFO with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems, and ‘clean’ with dual-fuel capability and running mainly on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Wärtsilä’s industry leading technology and experience in the development of dual-fuel marine engines and LNG fuel supply systems is a key enabler of ship designs that efficiently anticipate the global adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. Fuel flexibility is, therefore, a main feature of these latest Wärtsilä designs along with fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, systems redundancy and the lowest possible levels of exhaust emissions. Since container feeder vessels operate largely within existing or anticipated ECA (Emissions Control Areas) or SECA (Sulphur Emissions Control Areas), environmentally compliant designs are extremely relevant.

“Wärtsilä is a global supplier of efficient, reliable, and environmentally sustainable ship design solutions for the merchant shipping sector. Our unique expertise, knowledge, and worldwide presence are essential factors in turning the customer’s vision into reality, thereby maximising their profits and asset values,” says Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Design.

More than 4000 vessels have been built using Wärtsilä ship designs. These include the world’s most advanced LNG powered ships. Design solutions can be tailored according to the specific needs of the owner, achieving the right balance in functionality and new build cost. For the shipyard, Wärtsilä offers a solution based approach with integration packages, as well as planning and execution support.

Further and more detailed information on these and all Wärtsilä ship designs is available at the Wärtsilä stand at Nor-Shipping in Hall D, Stand D03–34&35.

Link to Wärtsilä Ship Design on wartsila.com: Wärtsilä Merchant Ship Design

Leaflets: WSD80 1400 DF, WSD80 2300 DF and WSD80 3800 DF
Leaflet: WSD84 2400 LNG


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Caption: The four new Wärtsilä container feeder vessel designs feature exceptionally low and best-in-class fuel consumption.

Media contacts:

Mr Jacob Thygesen
Director, Merchant Solutions
Wärtsilä Ship Design
Tel: +1 (973) 517 8878

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Ship Power
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439

Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.