Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff has selected technology group Wärtsilä to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in November and the ships are under construction at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China.
“Having single-source supplier capabilities allows us to deliver fully integrated solutions that create real value for the owner,” said Luuk Hijlkema, account manager, Wärtsilä Marine. “Such is the case with this order, added to which we have been able to utilize our experience and in-house know-how by partnering in the concept design. These are highly efficient ships requiring flexible and highly efficient onboard equipment, which is why we were selected.”
The design of the two DP2-B-type ships combines the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability, thus making them ideal for supplying cargo to offshore installations. The versatile characteristics give the ships a unique position on the market. The design parameters specified high fuel efficiency and a minimal environmental footprint, and the contract with Wärtsilä was based on these requirements.
“At Spliethoff we have a continuous drive toward greener and more fuel-efficient operations, and the design of our DP2 B-Type vessels reflects these ambitions,” said Mikael Liljeström, technical department, Spliethoff. “We value Wärtsilä’s strong cooperation during the development phase of this project, and we are confident that the Wärtsilä solutions will meet our requirements.”
The Wärtsilä equipment for these two 141m-long long vessels is scheduled to be delivered to the yard commencing in Q3 2020.