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Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 2 September 2013 at 11 am EET
Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has
been awarded the contract to supply the design and an integrated solution for a
new large platform supply vessel (PSV). The ship will operate primarily on
liquefied natural gas (LNG) and is owned by Siem Offshore, the Norway based
provider of marine services to the oil and gas industry. It will be operated
under charter by A/S Norske Shell. The PSV is being built at the Remontowa
Shipbuilding's yard in Poland.
The contract's scope of supply includes the Wärtsilä VS 4411 LNG PSV initial,
basic, and detailed ship design, as well as the complete diesel electric system
with Wärtsilä dual-fuel generating sets, the Wärtsilä LNGPac gas storage and
and the complete electrical and automation system, including a
four-split Wärtsilä LLC (Low Loss Concept) solution. The Wärtsilä LLC will help
the vessel fulfil the highest possible Environmental Regularity Number (ERN) of
188.8.131.52., which represents the vessel's capability for maintaining its
position and normal operations under certain weather conditions.
The 89.2 metre long vessel is scheduled to commence operations in 2015 and will
be used to support offshore drilling and production activities in the North Sea.
It can accommodate a crew of 25.
This latest order emphasises Wärtsilä's front runner status in the LNG PSV
design market. During the past year, for example, three major oil companies have
chosen Wärtsilä's well proven LNG PSV design and integrated solution for their
North Sea tenders. This line of success dates back ten years, when the first two
LNG PSVs designed by Wärtsilä for operations in the North Sea were chartered by
Norwegian oil company Statoil.
This order follows a similar one placed in November 2012 with the same scope of
supply for another Siem Offshore owned PSV. Almost half of the vessels in Siem
Offshore's fleet already feature Wärtsilä ship designs and Wärtsilä equipment.
"Wärtsilä is the marine sector's leading total solutions provider and this
capability has enabled us to develop comprehensive integrated solutions that
enhance efficiency, reduce operating costs, and promote environmentally
sustainable shipping. Furthermore, by facilitating the use of LNG as a clean and
economically competitive marine fuel, we have created a paradigm shift that
benefits our customers and the industry as a whole. Our success in supplying
major oil companies with LNG fuelled PSVs is testament to this," says Magnus
Miemois, Vice President, Wärtsilä Solutions.
Wärtsilä wins integrated solutions contract for new Siem Offshore LNG Platform
Supply Vessel - Press release 28 November 2012
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Caption: Siem Offshore's new platform supply vessel designed by Wärtsilä
For further information please contact:
Mr Harald Tillung
Business Development Manager, Solutions
Wärtsilä Ship Power
Tel. +47 924 81652
Ms Mirja-Maija Santala
Tel. +358 400 793 827
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine
and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total
efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the
vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2012, Wärtsilä's net sales
totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has
operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is
listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
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