NPCC picks Wärtsilä solutions for jack-up barges

An NPCC jack-up barge. Two more have been ordered with integrated Wärtsilä solutionsolutions for jack-up barges An NPCC jack-up barge. Two more have been ordered with integrated Wärtsilä solutionsolutions for jack-up barges

MARCH 13, 2015 — Two new jack-up barges ordered by the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), United Arab Emirates, will have fully integrated Wärtsilä power generation and electrical and automation (E&A) solutions.

The SEP 650 and SEP 750 vessels are being built at the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) Chang Xing Island, China, shipyard.

For each vessel, Wärtsilä will supply three 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 generating sets, an emergency generating set and the full E&A system.

The integrated solution from a single source optimizes the operating efficiency of the vessels while reducing delivery risks for the shipbuilder.

"Wärtsilä's comprehensive portfolio of solutions enables this kind of integration, which benefits the operation of the vessel in terms of efficiency and helps the yard reduce its scheduling risks," says Mr Hans Laheij, Area Sales Director, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

Wärtsilä has previously supplied the complete electrical systems, including the generating sets, transformers and full E&A requirements for NPCC's SEP 450 and SEP 550 jack-up barges. This same scope of supply has again been ordered from Wärtsilä for the SEP 650 and SEP 750 vessels.

NPCC is a major provider of engineering, procurement, and construction solutions to both the offshore and onshore oil and gas industries. The new jack-up barges will supplement NPCC's fleet of offshore vessels supporting its shallow and deep water operations.

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