April 6, 2010
Wärtsilä gets repeat orders for Russian MPSVs
Last year, Wärtsilä won an order for a state-owned Multipurpose Salvage Vessel (MPSV) being built at the Nevsky Shipyard in Schlisselburg, close to St Petersburg, Russia. Wärtsilä has now received repeat orders for similar propulsion packages for two further, identical, MPSVs.
The newbuildings will have an overall length of 73 m, a beam of 16.6 m and a design draft of 4.5 m. With a service speed of 15 knots, an oil recovery capacity of 766 cu.m and a bollard pull of 70 t, they will be used for marine pollution control, salvage and diving operations, offshore standby and rescue services. Delivery of the first MPSV is scheduled for November 2010.
Wärtsilä's scope of supply for each MPSV includes four Wärtsilä 20 generating sets, each with an output of 1,370 kW, and medium-voltage electric propulsion (main generators, electric motors, frequency converters, PMS).