Wärtsilä to supply highly efficient integrated propulsion and ship design for two offshore support vessels

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 29 October 2014 at 14:00 UTC+2
  • The new anchor handling offshore support vessel designed by Wärtsilä, to be equipped with a Wärtsilä integrated propulsion system

Two new 150 ton bollard pull anchor handling offshore support vessels (AHOSVs) being built at the Colombo Dockyard in Sri Lanka have been designed by Wärtsilä and will be powered by Wärtsilä integrated propulsion systems. The order was placed in August and the equipment is scheduled for fast-track delivery in July 2015. The 78 metre long vessels will be employed for anchor handling operations in offshore sector applications.

The propulsion system selected for the vessels will include a 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engine operating on marine diesel oil (MDO). The controllable pitch propeller system and tunnel thrusters will also be supplied by Wärtsilä. The various pieces of equipment will be fully integrated to ensure maximum efficiency with low fuel consumption. The integrated solution will also ensure that the vessels’ 150 tons bollard pull is comfortably achieved.

“Wärtsilä’s world class ship design and industry leading capability to offer fully integrated solutions adds significant customer value by ensuring optimal total operating efficiency. Our unique total solution offering, encompassing both ship design and an integrated propulsion system, was a key factor in the award of this important contract. Furthermore, our ability to meet the demanding time schedule for delivery was important to the customer, as was our global service network support,” says Mr Sanjay Verma, Area Sales Director, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

“We are confident that Wärtsilä has the experience and technical know-how to meet our demand for an optimal design with reliability and guaranteed performance. By integrating the various components of the propulsion system, Wärtsilä can reduce the number of interfaces, which saves building time and costs,” says Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe, General Manager (Projects & Engineering) at Colombo Dockyard plc.

There is an option for a further two AHOSVs to be exercised by the beginning of 2015.

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Caption: Picture of the new anchor handling offshore support vessel designed by Wärtsilä, and which is to be equipped with a Wärtsilä integrated propulsion system.

Link to more information about:
Wärtsilä offshore vessels designs
Wärtsilä 32 engine
Wärtsilä Controllable Pitch Propeller system
Wärtsilä Tunnel thrusters

Media contact:

Mr Sanjay Verma
Area Sales Director, Ship Power
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +65 68749220

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 2013, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,700 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.