Wärtsilä to supply products to feeder vessels

07 September 2017

Wärtsilä will supply an extensive range of products and solutions for six new 1160TEU container feeder vessels to be built at the Fujian Mawei shipyard in China. These container ships has been designed by German design office abh Ingenieur-Technik GmbH. There are options for a further six vessels.

The full Wärtsilä scope for each vessel comprises the main propulsion unit featuring a controllable pitch (CPP) propeller plant including the shafting arrangement with a step up tunnel gear, the manoeuvring unit comprising a bow tunnel thruster with the electrical motor and variable frequency drive (VFD). Additionally, there is a custom designed shaft generator system, a hybrid exhaust gas cleaning system, and ballast water management systems, a sewage treatment plant, and the ship automation.

In preparation for the IMO’s sulphur cap regulations due to take effect in 2020, these ships will be equipped with a Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber plant. The system is operated with seawater in open and closed loop, and is designed to comply with the 2020 regulations’ global 0,5% sulphur cap, as well as with the even more stringent cap of 0,1% in defined SECA zones.