Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Propulsion Machinery News

'Vikramaditya' as 'Admiral Gorshkov'

Boilers Below Par in Latest Indian Aircraft Carrier Trial

Seven out of eight steam boilers of the propulsion machinery were found defective during sea trials of 'INS Vikramaditya', delivery date put back. The Vikramaditya, formerly the Russian Navy's Admiral Gorshkov, is to be handed over to India from a Russia shipyard after ongoing sea trials following a much-delayed refit. According to the latest agreements, it was to have been handed over on December 4, but the deadline has been postponed again until October 2013. The problems started when the vessel tried to gain maximum speed.

KOC Musaned-2 (Photo courtesy Uzmar)

UZMAR’s High-tech Tug Returns from Sea Trials

The innovative, multipurpose, conventional propeller built, 20.4m in length overall, equipped with various machinery and systems that have never designed or build before, Line Handling Tug returns to UZMAR’s Izmit Shipyard Port on April 5, 2014, after the first stage of sea trials. The equipment adjustments, functional check of main systems and propulsion characteristics have confirmed the readiness of the ship. The launching ceremony of the Smart Tug KOC Musaned-2 took place on February 21, 2014. The ship was built by UZMAR Shipyard, also known as “Workboat and Tug Factory “of Turkey.

Icebreaker Ymer: Photo CCL

Veteran Swedish Icebreaker for Protacon Modernization

Protacon, based in Finland, contracted by Viking Supply Ships to modernize the Swedish ice-breaker 'Ymer'. The modernization project comprises the DC drives of Ymer's propulsion machinery and the related control units as well as other control equipment in the navigation bridge and the engine room. The modernization will significantly extend the service life of the ship, which was originally launched into sea in 1976. "Together with the highly successful Urho project [a sister ship], Ymer's 16.2 MW DC electrical drives provide strong evidence of Protacon's knowhow of large electric drives.

The world's first LNG fueled offshore construction vessel being built for DEME will be powered by Wärtsilä. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä to Power LNG Offshore Construction Vessel

Wärtsilä is to supply the engines and other propulsion machinery for a new offshore construction vessel being built at the Cosco shipyard in China. The ship owner is Belgian operator Dredging International (DEME). This will be the first vessel of its kind to be fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and in addition to the dual-fuel engines, Wärtsilä will also provide its LNGPac fuel storage and supply system and propulsion systems. The orders with Wärtsilä were booked in the fourth quarter of 2016 and in February 2017.

New Monitoring System from Rexroth

Whether workboat or yacht, for skippers and technically responsible people immediate access to vessel information and functions is elementary. The operator-oriented, adaptable user interface on Marex AMC provides a structured and clearly arranged access to all the information. The monitoring system is classified, and thus also suitable for use in commercial shipping and offshore applications. Every propulsion aggregate, from the generator to the main propulsion machinery, requires a reliable safety system.

The new salmon processing and transportation vessel for Hav Line AS, Norway, is the world's first vessel of its kind with a hybrid/battery solution. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Hybrid Propulsion Solution for Fish Farming Vessel

Wärtsilä said it has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway. In addition to the design, Wärtsilä will also supply an integrated solution comprising a 10-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 main engine, auxiliary engines, propulsion machinery, the propulsion remote control system, and the electrical and automation system. The delivery of the Wärtsilä solutions will be during autumn 2017 and the vessel is scheduled for delivery in summer 2018.

Wärtsilä 20DF

Wärtsilä to Supply Full LNG Package for New Ferry

Wärtsilä said it will will provide a complete dual-fuel propulsion and LNG equipment package for a new passenger ferry being built for the Germany based Reederei Cassen Eils GmbH. The contract was signed in October 2013 with Fr. Fassmer GmbH, the shipyard responsible for the vessel's construction. The new ferry will operate between Cuxhaven and the island of Helgoland in Germany. This route will take it close to the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea national park, an ecologically sensitive UNESCO World Heritage listed area in the south-eastern part of the North Sea.

Photo: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Supplies Propulsion for Fishing Vessel

Lunar Fishing Company Ltd, based in Scotland, is replacing its existing Lunar Bow purse seiner trawler with a new ship having the same name. The primary considerations were to achieve both economic and environmental benefits through selecting the market’s most efficient propulsion machinery. The vessel is being built at the Karstensens Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark and will feature a fully integrated propulsion solution from Wärtsilä. The main engine chosen is the Wärtsilä 31, listed by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient four-stroke diesel engine.

MTU Marine Genset M1066H: Image credit Tognum

Tognum, Northern Lights Tie Up Genset Agreement

Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, and the marine generator set manufacturer Northern Lights Inc., Seattle/Washington (USA), have signed a master purchasing agreement for marine onboard gensets in the power range from 5 to 280 kilowatts. By this agreement, the Tognum Group can offer its customers a full range of marine onboard gensets from 5 to 3,000 kilowatts and extends its portfolio in the lower power range. This allows Tognum to provide consultancy, sales and service for the entire machinery room as a single source.

Wärtsilä DF dual-fuel engines Photo Wartsila

Wärtsilä Propulsion for First UK Dual-fuel Ships

he first ever UK domestic dual-fuelled new build vessels will feature fully integrated Wärtsilä propulsion machinery packages. Wärtsilä will also supply extended engineering and site support services. The two ships, both 102 metre long ro-ro passenger ferries, are being built for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) based in Port Glasgow, Scotland. The contracts with Wärtsilä were recorded in December 2015. Besides being the first dual-fuel vessels for CMAL, they are also the first ever dual-fuel ships to be built in the UK. These will be built by Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd.

WSD 1000 MPSV's: Image credit Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä to Design & Power New OSV's

Wärtsilä awarded a major contract to design a series of four multi-purpose platform support vessels (MPSVs) for Malaysian owner. The contract has been placed by Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysian-based international offshore oilfield services provider and also the largest owner and operator of offshore support vessels in Malaysia. Wärtsilä will also supply a comprehensive solutions package for each of the vessels. The vessels will be built by a subsidiary of Nam Cheong Limited, Malaysia's largest Offshore Support Vessels builder…

Photo: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Signs on Shuttle Tanker Development Project

Wärtsilä has signed a joint industry project cooperation (JIP) undertaking with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), a part of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. The objective of the JIP is to develop a preliminary production level design for a 127,000 dwt shuttle tanker that may be built by DSIC with DNV-GL classification. The agreement was signed in October 2017. The demand for shuttle tankers is forecasted to increase, and this joint project is intended to generate a high level design concept with a dynamic positioning (DP) system that can be offered to potential owners.

Rendering of a new trawler to be built for Reseach Fishing Co (Image: Wärtsilä)

First 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 Engine Ordered

Wärtsilä said it has booked an order in April 2017 to provide its Wärtsilä 31 main engine, the propulsion machinery and the auxiliary engines for a new state-of-the-art pelagic trawler under construction at a Norwegian shipyard. The vessel has been ordered by Research Fishing Co based in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. There is an option for a second vessel. In specifying the Wärtsilä solutions, the customer cited the need for the latest technologies in order to optimize the total efficiency of the vessel.

Image: Scott Arkell/Wärtsilä

Two Canadian Ferries to be Converted for LNG Operation

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract by Gdansk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa S.A., to supply a scope of engines, propulsion machinery, integrated automation systems, and gas handling systems required for the mid-life upgrading of two RoPax ferries and their conversion to operate on LNG fuel. The ferries, the Spirit of British Columbia and the Spirit of Vancouver, are the flagship vessels of British Columbia Ferry Services based in Victoria, Canada. The work will be carried by the Remontowa Shiprepair yard in Poland. The contract with Wärtsilä was placed in March 2016.

The new fishing vessel for Halstensen Granit AS will feature a complete Wärtsilä propulsion solution for efficient and reliable operation

Wärtsilä Propulsion for Norwegian Fishing Vessel

A new factory trawler fishing vessel being built for Norwegian marine trawling operator Halstensen Granit AS is to feature a complete Wärtsilä propulsion solution. The vessel is under construction at the Tersan yard in Turkey and the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery in mid-2016. The contract was signed in August. "The new vessel will be operating in challenging sea and weather conditions in the Barents Sea and off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. It is essential, therefore, that the propulsion machinery is both highly efficient and extremely reliable.

The Wärtsilä controllable pitch propeller

Wärtsilä Design & Propulsion Machinery for Pelagic Trawler

A new pelagic fishing trawler ordered by Scottish owner Mewstead LLP will be built according to a Wärtsilä design and will feature a broad scope of Wärtsilä propulsion machinery. The ship is to be built at the Nauta Shipyard in Poland and when completed will be the largest and most efficient ship of its type in the world. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in November. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for mid-2017. The decision to choose the Wärtsilä ship design was based on the high level of efficiency derived from the optimised hull lines.

Photo courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä to Power Norwegian Trawler Newbuild

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to provide the propulsion machinery for a new purse seine fishing trawler ordered by Strand Senior AS, a subsidiary of Strand Havfiske AS based in Norway. The vessel will be built at the Karstensen Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark. The Wärtsilä order was booked in March 2017. In specifying that an innovative and highly efficient vessel was required, the owners specifically emphasized that the propulsion system should be centered on the Wärtsilä 31 engine.

The new 8000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers being built for the Adani group  Photo Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä to Power Two Indian Dredgers

Wärtsilä has won an order for two new 8000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers being built for the Adani group, India's largest private multi-port operator. The vessels are the first of a new IHC Beagle series designed by Royal IHC (IHC) of the Netherlands. IHC will also build the dredgers. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in February, 2016. The Wärtsilä scope of supply comprises two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engines for the first vessel, and two 7-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engines for the second one, together with four Wärtsilä CPPs with shafts.