Wärtsilä delivers dual-fuel engines to Danish environmentally sound ferry

By Peter Pospiech at August 27, 2013 08:26
Filed Under: Company News, Ferries, Fuels & Lubes, LNG fuel, Shipyards
This order is for the first Danish ferry to be operated on LNG fuel. The ferry project sets an environmental benchmark for inland ferries, and is being closely followed by other municipalities and governmental bodies in Denmark and abroad. Wärtsilä, is to supply the main propulsion generating sets for a new, environmentally sound, double ended ferry. The ship, which is the first gas fuelled ferry for a domestic route in Denmark, will operate between Jutland and the island of Samsø and will carry passengers, cars and trucks. The vessel, designed by the Danish OSK-ShipTech A/S, will be built for the Danish municipality Samsø Kommune by Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk, Poland. Wärtsilä signed the contract in June. Rendering of the new ferry The ferry will be powered by four Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines running on natural gas and will have extremely low emission levels. The dual-fuel engine technology pioneered by Wärtsilä all... [More]

Wärtsilä powers Arctic Offshore Vessel

By Peter Pospiech at April 15, 2013 05:50
Filed Under: Company News, Shipyards
Icebreaking  supply  vessel  built  by  Arctech  Helsinki  Shipyard  was  named  after Russian Navigator Aleksey Chirikov   This vessel and its sister ship VITUS BERING, which is already since end of 2012 in operation, for  Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, will  be similar measuring  99.9  m  in  length  and 21.7  m  in  breadth.  Ship propulsion is designed as a diesel-electric drive. Their four Wärtsilä main engines have a total power of 18,000 kW and consist of 2 x 6L plus 2 x 12V of model 32. Output of each engine is 2 x 3000 kW plus 2 x 6000 kW. Propellers are 2 ABB Azipods VI 1600. Two bow-thrusters of maker Berg supports the ship crew in better and precise maneuverability.  As multipurpose vessels, these vessels are  capable  of  carrying  various  type  of  cargo  and  they  are  equipped  f... [More]

Hybrid-driven ferry from Flensburg

By Peter Pospiech at March 14, 2013 06:08
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Ferries, Shipyards
A special propulsion system will also be fitted on a RoPax new-building  ordered  in  June  2012 by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited  (CMAL)  from  Flensburger  Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH  &  Co  KG  (FSG).  Upon delivery in June 2014, the ferry will link Stornoway on the Outer Hebrides island of Lewis with Ullapool on the Scottish mainland,  one  of  24  destinations served by the state-owned Scottish  ferry  operator  Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac). CMAL is a  public  company  whose  sole shareholders  are  Scottish  ministers  and  which  charters  out its ferry fleet, currently comprising some 30 vessels, to CalMac Ferries.  The  latest  newbuilding was  ordered  by  the  Scottish government  under  a  modernisation programme and is being financed  with  the  s... [More]

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