Wärtsilä Receives Russian Propulsion System Order

Wärtsilä received an order for two integrated electro-propulsion packages for Russian state-owned Multipurpose Salvage vessels (MPSV). This builds on an order from last year for the same system an MPSV being built at the Nevsky Shipyard near St. Petersburg.

Wärtsilä’s scope of supply includes four Wärtsilä 20 generation sets, each with an ouput of 1320 kW, and medium-voltage electric propulsion (main generators, electric motors, frequency converters, PMS).

The ships are being built to the classification requirements of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. They will have an overall length of 73 m, a beam of 16.6 m and a design draught of 4.5 m. With a service speed of 15 knots, an oil recovery capacity of 766 cubic meters and a bollard pull of 70 tonnes, they will be used for marine pollution control, salvage and diving operations, offshore standby and rescue services. Delivery of the first MPSV is scheduled for November 2010.

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