HELSINKI, Finland – Wärtsilä will supply equipment for two offshore support vessels under construction at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China for Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff.
The DP2-B-type design is said to combine the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with DP station-keeping ability, with an emphasis on high fuel efficiency and a minimal environmental footprint.
Wärtsilä’s scope of supply for each vessel includes a Wärtsilä 32 main engine, four Wärtsilä 20 engine generator sets, selective catalytic reduction systems for all the engines to reduce their nitrogen oxide emissions, four transverse and two retractable thrusters, and a controllable pitch propeller.
In addition, the company will provide its Pro-Touch propulsion control system for use in both free-sailing and dynamic positioning operations. Both 141-m (462-ft) long ships will comply with the IMO’s Tier III regulations.