Wärtsilä selected best supplier by CNOOC of China - wins award for supplier excellence

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 18 March 2010 at 10:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading ship power system integrator, has received an award for supplier excellence from CNOOC, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation. After rigorous internal evaluation by project management teams, 28 Chinese and international vendors participating in nine of CNOOC’s major projects were honoured. Wärtsilä is involved in four of these projects. This was the first time that CNOOC had arranged such an event to recognise its best suppliers, and the awards were presented at a ceremony held in Beijing.

The project for which Wärtsilä received the award involves the construction and commissioning of the deepwater pipe-laying and crane vessel named Hai Yang Shi You 201 (HYSY 201). The vessel will be used in the construction and installation of infrastructure needed to develop offshore deepwater oil & gas fields worldwide. Wärtsilä supplied the diesel-electric power generation system, as well as the vessel’s steerable thruster-driven positioning system.

For the HYSY 201 project, CNOOC required a reliable supplier to provide both power and propulsion components. The total solution offered by Wärtsilä features low rates of fuel consumption and other technical benefits, such as power reliability and availability. The new pipe-laying and crane vessel is fitted with dynamic positioning (DP) technology, and Wärtsilä generating sets are well suited to the varying power demands of electrically-driven DP thrusters.

Other projects involving offshore production facilities in which Wärtsilä has co-operated with CNOOC during recent years, include the NB 35-2 fixed production platform (delivered in 2006), the Nanhai FSPO (delivered in 2008), and a semi-submersible drilling rig (delivery scheduled for 2010).

Commenting on the award, Mr Johan Malm, Director, Project Management, Offshore, Wärtsilä Ship Power, said: “We enjoy really good co-operation with CNOOC, a key customer and partner for us in the Chinese offshore market. We firmly believe that our effective teamwork and excellence in responding to customer needs will help us develop the relationship with CNOOC further, and we look forward to continuing this good co-operation that is beneficial to both parties.”

Wärtsilä has extensive experience in well-proven and environmentally-sound technologies for the marine and offshore markets. Solutions employing Wärtsilä technologies similar to those installed on CNOOC’s new pipe-laying and crane vessel, are currently in use on a large number of offshore vessels.

Related material:
Article in Wärtsilä stakeholder magazine, Twentyfour7., issue No 1-2008:
Environmentally safe subsea pipelaying. 

Media contact:
Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager, PR and Marketing Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1439
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425
e-mail: marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com
Internet: www.wartsila.com


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 maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2009, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.3 billion with more than 18,000 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.


CNOOC in brief:

The CNOOC Group is China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. Activities include oil and natural gas exploration, development, production and sales. In the Chinese offshore sector, the Group has four major production areas: Bohai Bay, Western South China Sea, Eastern South China Sea and the East China Sea. CNOOC is also one of the largest offshore crude oil producers in Indonesia and has certain upstream assets in Africa and Australia.