August 18, 2017

Wärtsilä powers world first for fish farming industry

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

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain.

The order was commissioned by Hav Line of Norway, which is heading the ship build. 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 & automation system.

The Wärtsilä 31 has been recognised as the world’s most efficient four-stroke diesel engine by Guinness World Records

“The fish farming industry, like other marine industry sectors, is seeking better ship designs and greater efficiencies that reduce overall operating costs and lessen the environmental impact,” says Riku-Pekka Hägg, vice president, Wärtsilä ship design. “Wärtsilä is proud to have been selected for this project that introduces the world’s first hybrid propulsion system for this kind of vessel.”

The delivery of the Wärtsilä solutions will be during autumn 2017 and the vessel is slated for completion in summer 2018.

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