Integrated power and propulsion for DSCV ship

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Wärtsilä says it has been awarded a contract to supply an integrated solution for power generation, power distribution, and propulsion for a new diving support & construction vessel (DSCV) currently under construction in Singapore.

The order was placed by Keppel Singmarine. The contract includes the vessel's main power generation system, the Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept full electric and automation system, and a complete integrated propulsion system. Wärtsilä will deliver the systems during the beginning of 2012, and the ship is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2013. The scope of supply includes two 9L26 and four 6L26 medium speed engines, gearboxes, two CP propellers and five tunnel thrusters.

The vessel will be owned and operated by the Dutch public company SBM Offshore, the holding company of a group of international, marine technology orientated companies. Its business is to serve on a global basis the offshore oil and gas industry by supplying engineered products, vessels and systems, and offshore oil and gas production services.

The system features Wärtsilä’s patented Low Loss Concept and the ECOMeter, which estimates fuel consumption and advises on the optimal means of operating the vessel, and is part of the Wärtsilä Integrated Automation System.

"Our expert know-how on efficient systems with maximum redundancy is the key to our success in ship systems. Customers value the integrated systems approach that mitigates project completion risks in complex offshore vessel projects," says Magnus Miemois, vice president, offshore, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

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