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 to supply world’s first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carriers

    by Wärtsilä Corporation | Jan 29, 2020

    The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide the complete system design and full equipment scope for two new 9300 DWT self-discharging bulk carriers featuring hybrid propulsion. The ships will be the first of their kind to be fitted with a hybrid propulsion solution. They are being built for Norway’s Aasen Shipping at the Royal Bodewes shipyard in the Netherlands. The yard has also designed the vessels. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in December 2019.

    Wärtsilä was contacted to determine whether a hybrid installation would be beneficial for these new ships. The company then carried out a detailed study in close cooperation with Aasen Shipping, taking into consideration a broad range of relevant factors. The study determined that the extra initial investment required for the battery installation would be more than offset by the high level of achievable fuel cost savings.

    “Wärtsilä’s experience and strong track record with hybrid propulsion solutions form the background to this contract. As a complete hybrid system supplier, we have again custom designed a propulsion arrangement that delivers high efficiency, lower fuel consumption, and optimal environmental sustainability,” says Harald Tillung, Business Development Manager, Wärtsilä Marine.

    “We approached Wärtsilä because of their capabilities in delivering hybrid propulsion systems. We appreciate their support throughout the planning and design processes, which has resulted in the best possible solution for these vessels,” says Torbørn Torkelsen, CEO at Aasen Shipping.

    The full Wärtsilä scope for each ship includes a Wärtsilä 26 main engine with gearbox and controlled pitch propeller (CPP), a DC switchboard, a battery pack, and a power management system. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yard commencing in mid-2021.

    The vessels are bulk carriers fitted with excavators for loading and unloading. The excavators will be electrically powered using the battery pack, which will save fuel and be emissions-free since normally they would be diesel operated.

    The investment cost for the hybrid installation is partly supported by Enova SF, the Norwegian government enterprise responsible for the promotion of environmentally-friendly production and consumption of energy.

     

    Image caption: The self-discharging bulk carriers being built for Aasen Shipping will be the first of their kind to operate with hybrid propulsion. Copyright Aasen Shipping.

    Media contacts:

    Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
    General Manager, Positioning, Marine Business Marketing
    Wärtsilä Corporation
    Tel: +358 10 709 1439
    marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

     

    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 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 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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