Friday, May 25, 2018

Propulsion Machinery News

ART 80-32 class Rotor® Tug: Image credit Robert Allan

Damen to Build Robert Allan Designed Rotor Tugs

Two new ART 80-32class Rotor tugs, the first vessels designed for KST B.V. under the recent agreement naming Robert Allan Ltd. as the exclusive designer of Rotor tugs, are to be built by the Damen Shipyards group for owners Elizabeth Ltd. This is the first time that the Damen Group will build a design from Robert Allan Ltd. Kotug has provided significant input into the requirements for this design, and Robert Allan Ltd., has developed a unique, customized design optimized for their operations.

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…

Integrated Design Schematic: Image credit Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Win Evergas LNG Carriers Contract

Wärtsilä to supply cargo handling package, dual-fuel engines & propulsion for Denmark's Evergas to be built at Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering in China. In addition to LNG, the ships will be able to carry and reliquefy Ethane and LPGs with the cargo handling package supplied by Wärtsilä. The vessels will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) using Wärtsilä dual-fuel engine technology. This will enable them to comply with current and anticipated environmental legislation, including the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Tier III regulations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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Old Propulsion Machinery Top Cause of Ship Detentions

68 ships (41% of all detentions) were detained over the 3 month period as a direct result of the CIC for deficiencies related to propulsion and auxiliary machinery. Problem areas included the propulsion of the main engine, cleanliness of the engine room and emergency source of power/emergency generator. In previous years deficiencies related to propulsion and machinery installations accounted on average for 7% of the total number of deficiencies within the Tokyo and Paris MoU´s, ranking number six in comparison with all the deficiencies by categories statistics.

'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.

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.

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.

Wärtsilä CP Propellor: Photo credit Wärtsilä

Two New Gas Tankships to Fit Wärtsilä DF Propulsion Packages

Wärtsilä  to supply complete dual-fue (DF) propulsion packages for two new gas tankers being built for owners, Anthony Veder. The contract was signed with AVIC-International Shanghai and Avic-Dingheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd yard, for the two Liquefied Ethylene Gas (LEG)/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tankers being built for Anthony Veder, the Netherlands-based shipping company specialised in gas transportation, for deployment in the North Sea. The propulsion package, which includes the main and auxiliary engines…