Wärtsilä wins big order for feeder ships
Six container feeder vessels under construction at Fujian Mawei shipyard for German investment vehicle MarLink Project Management will feature a wide scope of Wärtsilä solutions, the company has reported.
The full scope includes the main propulsion unit featuring a controllable pitch propeller (CPP) - including the shafting arrangement with a step-up tunnel gear; the manoeuvring unit comprising a bow tunnel thruster with the electrical motor and variable frequency drive (VFD); a custom designed shaft generator system; a hybrid exhaust gas cleaning system; ballast water management systems; a sewage treatment plant; and the ship automation. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard from the second half of 2017, and the first vessel is expected to be delivered in 2018.
Matthias Becker, general manager, sales, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: “The fact that this remarkable series of vessels will feature Wärtsilä propulsion, environmental, and electrical and automation solutions is a clear endorsement of the added value our broad offering represents. We have worked closely with both the shipyard and MarLink from the early stages of this project to ensure the lowest possible operational costs and the most sustainable environmental solutions.”
"These are modern vessels for which environmental sustainability is extremely important. We believe the Wärtsilä solutions will enable the ships to operate cleanly and with a minimal impact on the environment yet combined with economically outstanding operating parameters,” added Mathias Pahl, managing director, MarLink Project Management.
The container ships were designed by German firm abh Ingenieur-Technik. There are options for a further six vessels.
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