Wärtsilä has signed contracts with Aker Yards AS Søviknes and Aker Yards AS Trading — the recently established project development arms of the Aker Yards Group —for the supply of propulsion equipment for five offshore vessel projects being built in Norway, India and Brazil. The orders cover the supply of a total of 15 Wärtsilä engines, as well as power generation, automation and other ancillary equipment.
Wärtsilä will supply three, six-cylinder, inline Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines, each rated at 2610 kW to Aker Yards AS Søviknes. Under a contract from Aker Yards AS Trading, Wärtsilä will supply equipment for two Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels. Each of the AHTS vessels will be fitted with a hybrid propulsion system consisting of two 7680 kW Wärtsilä 16V32 prime movers, reduction gearboxes with single input/single output, shafting and two controllable pitch propellers.
To Aker Yards AS Trading, Wärtsilä will supply four Wärtsilä 9L20 diesel generating sets to each of two platform supply vessels being built at the Cochin Shipyard in India. The ships will be deployed in Asian waters after their delivery to Norwegian ship owner Sigba.