Wärtsilä gensets for offshore vessels

30 Jun 2014
The 32 engines were chosen for their availability, reliability and economic fuel consumption

The 32 engines were chosen for their availability, reliability and economic fuel consumption

Wärtsilä is to supply its generating sets for two new intervention vessels being built for Norway’s Siem Offshore.

Eight six-cylinder in-line Wärtsilä 32 generating sets were chosen for each 158m long well intervention vessel, which will be used in the maintenance of offshore oil wells to secure the oil flow and availability of the well. Dynamic positioning (DP) is therefore vital to their successful operation and it's important that the energy supply to the DP system is reliable and efficient.

Each genset will be fitted with an SCR catalyst to clean the exhaust and ensure it complies with the IMO’s Tier III NOx emission regulations.

“Wärtsilä has a long and successful track record in working together with both FSG and Siem Offshore and we are again honoured to have been selected to supply solutions that are critical to the successful operations of these vessels,” said Matthias Becker, general manager, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

“The Wärtsilä 32 engines are the most suitable for this project due to their overall performance in terms of fuel consumptions, emissions, weight and size,” he added.

The vessels, which are being built by Germany’s Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG), will be delivered in 2016 and will operate in Brazilian waters.

Delivery of the equipment will begin in May 2015.

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