APRIL 8, 2013 — Four multi-purpose platform support vessels (MPSVs) ordered by Armada Offshore MPSV Limited, a subsidiary of Malaysia's largest OSV operator, Bumi Armada Berhad, will be built to Wärtsilä Ship Design's WSD 1000 design.
Wärtsilä will also supply a comprehensive solutions package for each of the vessels, which will be built by a subsidiary of Nam Cheong Limited, Malaysia's largest OSV builder, in one of its subcontracted shipyards, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd, in China. The Wärtsilä contract with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd yard was signed in March 2013.
In addition to the basic customized design, Wärtsilä will supply each vessel with 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.
Wärtsilä says that the unique WSD 1000 design is tailored to meet the specific requirements and operational modes demanded in complex offshore applications. At the same time, the interfaces during the building process and detailing stage greatly benefit from both the design and the machinery being from the same supplier The single supplier concept also reduces the time and costs associated with the procurement and logistics procedures, while easing typical project completion concerns.
"The synergistic benefits provided by Wärtsilä in supplying a comprehensive and fully integrated package, including the ship design, highly efficient propulsion machinery, and state-of-the-art automation systems, add real value for the customer," says Magnus Miemois, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Power, Solutions."Our capabilities as a trusted partner in developing total solutions concepts is again highlighted with this valuable order."
Wärtsilä WSD 1000
Length, overall: 88.80 m
Breadth mld.: 20.00 m
Depth mld.: 8.40 m
Speed: 15.0 knots