Wärtsilä to design offshore support vessels for Malaysian ownerVessel & ROV News // April 9, 2013
Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to design a series of four multi-purpose platform support vessels (MPSVs) for Armada Offshore MPSV Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysian-based international offshore oilfield services provider.
Wärtsilä will also supply a comprehensive solutions package for each of the vessels, which will be built by a subsidiary of Nam Cheong Limited at one of its subcontracted yards, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd, in China.
The Wärtsilä contract with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd yard was signed in March 2013.
For each of the four vessels, this comprehensive solution contract comprises the basic customized design, the main power generation system, the propulsion system, the Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept (LLC) electrical system and the automation system.
The order follows the successful execution of a similar MPSV order in 2011 for Bumi Armada Berhad featuring a Wärtsilä ship design and fully integrated Wärtsilä machinery, electrics and automation.