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 cooperation with Wuhu Shipyard continues with 22nd propulsion package order

    by Wärtsilä Corporation | Oct 27, 2021

    The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a comprehensive package of propulsion machinery for a new asphalt carrier vessel being built at the Wuhu Shipyard in China for Canadian operator McAsphalt Marine Transportation. This is the 22nd order placed by the Wuhu yard for Wärtsilä propulsion solutions, thus emphasising the strong relationship between the two companies. This latest order was placed in August 2021.

    This is the third order for dual-fuel propulsion systems signed by the two parties this year. A strategic cooperation agreement was signed at the same time, marking a new stage of cooperation between Wuhu Shipyard and Wärtsilä. Both parties are committed to working on the research and development of green energy solutions in the shipbuilding field.

    “We have had good experience with Wärtsilä’s products over the years, and we trust their efficiency and reliability. This is why we again selected Wärtsilä for this new vessel,” says Mr. Zhang Zhao, Chairman of Wuhu Shipyard.

    “Our long and successful track record with the Wuhu yard speaks for itself. We appreciate the trust that the yard has in Wärtsilä’s extensive portfolio of propulsion solutions, and we are pleased and proud to have been again selected for this project,” says Östen Lindell, Sales Director, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

    The 11,700 m3 asphalt carrier vessel will operate with two Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines, as well as Wärtsilä controllable pitch propellers (CPP), gearboxes, Energopac rudders and a Wärtsilä transverse thruster. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in December 2022.

    The dual-fuel engines selected emphasise the vessel’s design focus on environmental sustainability, while the Energopac rudder solution is a proven fuel-saving technology for controllable and fixed pitch propeller applications. It features advanced hydrodynamic technology and outstanding vessel manoeuvrability, as well as improved onboard comfort levels compared to conventional propeller and rudder configurations.

    Media contact for more information on this release:

    Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
    General Manager, Marketing Communications
    Wärtsilä Marine Power
    Mobile +358 (0)40 538 3519

    marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

    Image caption: Wärtsilä will supply a comprehensive package of propulsion machinery for a new asphalt carrier vessel being built for McAsphalt Marine at the Wuhu Shipyard in China. © Wuhu Shipyard

    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 portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers 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 smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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