FOUR FISHING NEWBUILDS OPT FOR WÄRTSILÄ’S EFFICIENT PROPULSION PACKAGES

Sep 13, 2022 | Marine propulsion & machinery news

Wärtsilä is to supply the propulsion machinery for four new fishing vessels being built at Karstensens Shipyard in Denmark, which the company says emphasise its position in delivering propulsion solutions for the fishing sector, and further strengthen the company’s close relationship with the Karstensens yard.

The 75m purser/trawler vessels are being built for different owners. Two are for Icelandic fishing and processing companies, namely Skinney-Thinganes and Gjögur, while the other two are for Norwegian owners, Veibust Fiskeriselskap and Ronald Ervik. Each of these vessels will operate with the highly efficient Wärtsilä 31 main engine. Wärtsilä will also supply the gearbox fitted with ‘take-me-home’ functionality, the CP propeller, the propulsion shaft lines including seals and bearings, the shaft generator, and Wärtsilä’s ProTouch propulsion control system.

Kent Damgaard, Director, Karstensens Shipyard, said: “We are very familiar with Wärtsilä’s propulsion offering and have opted for their products on many of our newbuild projects. In particular, the Wärtsilä 31’s efficiency and reliability is ideally suited for fishing vessels operating in these challenging North Atlantic waters.”

Jens Karlsson, GM Sales, Large Projects, Wärtsilä Marine Power, added: “Wärtsilä has a long-standing relationship with Karstensens Shipyard and we are proud and pleased to be again selected as the propulsion provider for this series of modern purser/trawlers. Repeat orders are always a good indicator of customer satisfaction, and are a validation of our focus on efficiency, reliability, and environmental sustainability.”

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard during 2023, and the vessels are expected to be ready for delivery in 2024. 

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