Wärtsilä to Power Two New Fishing Trawlers
The 80-meter-long trawlers will be reinforced to Ice3 class, thereby enabling them to extend their fishing operations in the Barents Sea and North Atlantic. Because of the challenging conditions, the reliability and efficiency of the propulsion arrangement was considered a key factor in the award of the contracts to Wärtsilä. Furthermore, the Wärtsilä engines are compliant with the IMO's current Tier II regulations.
"Nord Pilgrim's current fleet already uses a number of Wärtsilä solutions, and we have worked with Wärtsilä on other successful projects. We are, therefore, very confident that their engines and equipment are the right choice for these vessels," said Alexander Solovyev, Director, PJSC Vyborg.
Wärtsilä's full scope of supply is for each ship one eight-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engine, one Wärtsilä gearbox, one Wärtsilä controllable pitch propeller system, one transverse thrusters system, and a Wärtsilä ProTouch propulsion control system. Auxiliary generating power will be supplied by one six-cylinder and one four-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 Auxpac engine. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in March 2018 and January 2019.
The gearbox has integrated hydraulics, which increases its reliability while also reducing the space needed. This arrangement facilitates easier installation and commissioning.