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    Wärtsilä to design new vessel for Bumi Armada in Malaysia

    Vessel & ROV News // April 26, 2011

    Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Nam Cheong Dockyard of Miri, Malaysia, which will build a Wärtsilä Ship Design (WSD) multi-purpose platform supply vessel (MPSV). The WSD 800 MPSV is the first in a new series of Wärtsilä designs being marketed as a 'total solution', including all relevant systems as well as the ship design.

    The WSD 800 MPSV is a diesel-electric vessel with four gensets. These will produce more than 6MW of electrical power, which is in turn distributed via Wärtsilä's patented Low Loss Concept for diesel electric propulsion to two Wärtsilä main azimuth steerable thrusters aft, and two tunnel thrusters forward, and to provide all necessary electric power onboard.

    The WSD 800 MPSV has an overall length of 81.6m, a beam of 18.4m, and a draught of 6.8m.

    The vessel, which is scheduled to be launched and commissioned by the autumn 2012, will be owned by Bumi Armada, the largest owner and operator of offshore support vessels in Malaysia.

    It will serve the region's offshore oil industry, and its design includes a ROV mezzanine deck, crane, and a large 800m2 deck area.

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