Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 30 May, 2002
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a complete ship propulsion power plant for an FPSO (floating oil production, storage and offloading) vessel being built by Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd, South Korea for Husky Oil Operations Ltd of Canada.
The propulsion plant comprises the main engines, auxiliary engines, gearbox and propeller. After completion in 2005 the FPSO will operate on the White Rose field about 350 km off the east coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
The propulsion plant will enable the vessel to be independently powered for oil production, storage and offloading in severe conditions and also to navigate self-propelled in the case of icebergs.
The White Rose field is being developed by Husky Oil Operations Ltd, a member of Husky Energy Inc., one of Canada’s largest gas and oil companies in terms of production and reserves.
Wärtsilä is the world’s leading global ship power supplier and a major provider of decentralized power generation systems and of supporting services. In addition Wärtsilä operates the Nordic engineering steel company Imatra Steel and manages a substantial holding to support the core business.
This is the shorter of two versions of this press release. The longer version, written only in English, contains further technical details and is available on Wärtsilä’s website.