Wärtsilä power for Norwegian fishing vessel

07 Sep 2015
Wärtsilä is supplying a complete propulsion solution for the new Norwegian trawler

Wärtsilä is supplying a complete propulsion solution for the new Norwegian trawler

Wärtsilä is to supply a complete propulsion solution for a new factory trawler fishing vessel currently being built in Turkey for Norwegian marine trawling operator, Halstensen Granit AS.

Wärtsilä will supply the Wärtsilä 32 main engine, as well as the two-speed gearbox, controlled pitch propeller (CPP), the HP nozzle, seals and bearings.

"The new vessel will be operating in challenging sea and weather conditions in the Barents Sea and off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. It is essential, therefore, that the propulsion machinery is both highly efficient and extremely reliable. We have every confidence in Wärtsilä's expertise in these areas," said Inge Halstensen, owner, Halstensen Granit.

The Wärtsilä 32 engine features good fuel efficiency even at lower engine loads, while the two-speed gearbox enables lower propeller speeds and optimised propulsion efficiency while still using the main engine power for the shaft alternator. Wärtsilä says this results in lower costs than when using high speed generating sets.

"We have worked in close cooperation with the owner for many years, and through this have gained excellent insight into the needs and requirements for efficient fishing vessel operations. As a result, we were able to present calculations for alternative propulsion solutions so that the optimal solution could be selected," added Arne Mæland, general manager sales, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

Wärtsilä has previously supplied the propulsion systems for three purse seiner vessels owned and operated by Halstensen Holding AS.

Delivery is scheduled for mid-2016.

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