Wärtsilä dual-fuel engined power module for a offshore vessel

Wartsila Corporation, Press release 4 September 2001 at 03:01 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 4.9.2001

Wärtsilä has supplied a Power Module to the FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel “Berge Hus”. The Module is powered by a Wärtsilä 18V32DF dual-fuel engine, which will burn produced gas.

This is the second order of dual-fuel engine orders in the offshore sector. The Wärtsilä 32DF engine was introduced in 2000 to marine applications.

Currently being converted into an FPSO vessel from a VLCC tanker in Singapore, the “Berge Hus” owned by Bergesen d.y. Offshore AS, Norway, is destined for operation on the Ceiba oil field off Equatorial Guinea.

Wärtsilä Power Modules are ready-made units designed and built specifically for the offshore oil and gas industry. The Power Modules are designed and assembled by Wärtsilä as total packages including engine and all necessary ancillaries. Wärtsilä 32DF dual-fuel engine runs simultaneously on natural gas and diesel fuel oil.

The Wärtsilä 32DF engine has clear environmental benefits. It has low NOX emissions, about one-tenth those of the standard diesel version. The combination of the engine’s low fuel consumption and its maximum use of natural gas means the Wärtsilä 32DF also has low CO2 emissions.

Earlier Wärtsilä has successfully delivered Wärtsilä 32GD gas-diesel engines to the offshore market. A total of 38 of these gas-diesel engines are in service and on order, with the first having been delivered in 1989.

Note to Editors
There are two versions of this press release. This is the abbreviated version. More technical details are included in the longer version available on Internet.

Tom Kreutzman
General Manager, Marketing Communications, Marine & Licensing
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 40 508 2468
e-mail: tom.kreutzman@wartsila.com