Wärtsilä to supply integrated propulsion and design for two OSVsVessel & ROV News // October 30, 2014
Two 150 tonne bollard pull anchor handling tug supply vessels being built for an as yet unspecified client at the Colombo Dockyard in Sri Lanka have been designed by Wärtsilä and will be powered by Wärtsilä integrated propulsion systems. The order was placed in August and the equipment is scheduled for fast-track delivery in July 2015.
The 78m vessels will have a 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engine operating on marine diesel oil (MDO). The controllable pitch propeller system and tunnel thrusters will also be supplied by Wärtsilä. The various pieces of equipment will be fully integrated to ensure maximum efficiency with low fuel consumption. The integrated solution will also ensure that the vessels' bollard pull is comfortably achieved.
There is an option for a further two vessels to be exercised by the beginning of 2015