Wärtsilä to supply vessels and a power plant
Technology group Wärtsilä is to supply two fishing trawlers being built in Russia with engines and a propulsion system. The Finnish company is also supplying Chinese and German research vessels and a power plant in Morocco.
Wärtsilä will supply two trawlers being built at the PJSC Vyborg shipyard in Russia for Murmansk-based Nord Pilgrim. The order includes eight-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engines and the complete propulsion package.
“Nord Pilgrim’s current fleet already uses a number of Wärtsilä solutions, and we have worked with Wärtsilä on other successful projects,” says Alexander Solovyev, director at PJSC Vyborg. “We are, therefore, very confident that their engines and equipment are the right choice for these vessels.”
Elsewhere, Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply two new research vessels in China with main engines, retractable thrusters and exhaust cleaning equipment. The ships are being built for the China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association (COMRA).
In Germany, meanwhile, Wärtsilä will deliver the engines for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled research ship, being built for the German government.
Finally, Wärtsilä has also received an order for a 22 MW baseload power plant to Morocco’s state utility. The equipment will be delivered in early 2018.