JUNE 1, 2015 — Wärtsilä is launching a new Platform Supply Vessel ship design at this year's Nor-Shipping exhibition being held in Oslo from June 2 to 5.
The new design builds on Wärtsilä's extensive track record in the PSV segment, and puts the emphasis on increased cost efficiency, innovation and reducing environmental risk.
The design offers significantly lower fuel consumption when compared to existing PSV's on the market. Key improvements include an efficient energy system with batteries, and optimized hull lines with high propeller efficiency.
Other important features include an optimized superstructure and engine room, and an accommodations arrangement that promotes cost efficient shipyard construction.
The design is in line with the future regulations for carriage of up to 1,200 cu.m of type II chemicals, and has improved visibility from the bridge, reduced noise and vibration, and a main deck design that optimizes the deck cargo area.
"Wärtsilä ship designs consistently raise the bar for shipping in terms of efficiency and sustainability, and this state-of-the-art PSV design is yet another example of this. We are the leading ship designers of North Sea PSVs and our designs reflect the company's extensive experience and capabilities," says Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Design.
More than 4,000 vessels have been built by shipbuilders using Wärtsilä ship designs.