Wärtsilä Controllable pitch propeller services

Wärtsilä Controllable pitch propeller services 

The solution covers everything from inspections and maintenance to emergency repairs and modernization or complete replacement of CPP systems. The Wärtsilä service for pitch propellers keeps your installation running smoothly by increasing the reliability while reducing OPEX and ensuring long-term visibility into costs. 

Wärtsilä Controllable pitch propeller services provide a quick, efficient, and cost-effective solution while providing support throughout the lifecycle of your equipment. With our services, we can support you with scheduled inspections and unplanned repairs, and help you realize fuel-efficiency gains. The solution can be also offered in the form of a service agreement ensuring the total cost of ownership to a minimum

Wärtsilä Controllable pitch propeller services
Wärtsilä’s ‘Whenever, Wherever - Smart Maintenance Service’ combines sourcing spare parts and field services from reliable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) along with relevant, qualified and expert labour.

Wärtsilä’s Controllable Pitch Propellers help P&O Ferries navigate the English Channel

The MS Pride of Canterbury has been a fixture at Dover for the past 25 years. When her owners, P&O Ferries, decided it was time for a new life for the ferry they turned to Wärtsilä.

“With a new car, as a general rule of thumb you use the main dealership and OEM for servicing and maintenance,” explains Wärtsilä’s Ross Murphy, Manager, Product Services, Propulsion. “It is often the same with ships. Many of P&O Ferries' were originally fitted with Wärtsilä equipment when they were built, so now they come back to us for overhauls and service.”
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    Benefits
    • Maximize vessel uptime and reduce operating costs
    • Ensure safe, reliable performance and access to OEM spare parts
    • Get greater visibility into lifecycle costs with long-term service agreements
    • Benefit from flexible maintenance and global support
    • Increase time between overhauls
    Technical info

    Classification societies require five and ten-year inspections. Additionally to the support related to these obligatory Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) inspections, Wärtsilä provides you also maintenance guidelines for the entire life-cycle of your vessel’s CPP-system. Wärtsilä Class-approved propulsion conditioning monitoring system, for instance, could increase the time between overhauls. Energy Efficiency engineering team can advise the possibilities to increase the lifespan and efficiency of the CPP blades

    The service solution for CPP systems provided by Wärtsilä includes:

    • Inspection and maintenance
    • Propulsion control system upgrades
    • Propeller repair and refurbishment
    • Energy efficiency improvements
    • Product training and the Wärtsilä Land &
      Sea Academy (WLSA)
    • Other OEM services
    Application
    All vessels having Controllable pitch propellers from Wärtsilä or other OEMs.

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    Press releases

    Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance

    by Wärtsilä Corporation | Nov 26, 2021

    The technology group Wärtsilä has launched a new series of power limitation solutions that enable compliance with the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) regulation. These latest Wärtsilä innovations mean that the company now has a complete range of solutions for environmental regulatory compliance, covering both newbuild and retrofit projects.

    The EEXI regulation comes into effect in 2023 and stipulates the minimum energy efficiency level for existing ships already in service. Wärtsilä’s new power limitation systems allow owners to meet this requirement, despite the tight implementation schedule. Wärtsilä’s environmental offering also includes various energy efficiency solutions that enable compliance with the IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) requirements, which form part of the IMO’s strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.

    For meeting the EEXI requirements, three macro areas are relevant, namely Power Limitation, Energy Efficiency technologies, and Fuel upgrades. With the introduction of these latest power limitation solutions, Wärtsilä covers all three areas with proven solutions, and can thus recommend the optimal choice for meeting the specific needs of owners and operators.

    “With this latest launch, Wärtsilä once again emphasises its commitment to supporting customers in their decarbonisation efforts in line with the global targets set by the IMO. We can offer a complete set of opportunities for complying with the existing and upcoming regulations,” says Giulio Tirelli, Director Business Development at Wärtsilä.

    The power limitation upgrades being launched by Wärtsilä are verified and approved systems. They comprise Engine Power Limitation for 4-stroke engines, Engine Power Limitation for 2-stroke engines, Shaft Power Limitation for vessels with a controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and a Wärtsilä Propulsion Control System, and Power Limitation specifically dedicated to diesel-electric installations.

    The upgrades effectively limit the engine or shaft power during normal operation, regardless of the power train combination and control system arrangements. The set limits of the solutions can all be overridden from the bridge. This is a mandatory feature stipulated by the IMO / MEPC guidelines, as are the monitoring and recording functions. The system data is stored in accordance with the regulations for inspection purposes.

    Media contact for more information on this release:
    marine.media@wartsila.com

    Image caption 1: Wärtsilä Shaft Power Limitation for vessels with controllable pitch propellers and a Wärtsilä Propulsion Control System. © Wärtsilä Corporation
    Image caption 2: Wärtsilä launches EEXI compliancy solutions through power limitation. © Wärtsilä Corporation

    All Wärtsilä releases are available at https://www.wartsila.com/media/news-releases and at http://news.cision.com/wartsila-corporation where also the images can be downloaded.

    Wärtsilä Marine Power in brief
    Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. 
    www.wartsila.com/marine

    Wärtsilä in brief:
    Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in 200 locations in more than 70 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2020 Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. 
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