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BORE OPTS FOR WÄRTSILÄ'S LNG SOLUTIONS FOR NEW SHORT-SEA SHIPS

Friday, January 24, 2020 

Wärtsilä will supply all the main equipment for the first LNG-fuelled short-sea ro-lo (roll-on, lift-off) vessels to be operated by Finland based Bore, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group.

Three ships have been ordered from the WuHu Shipyard in China. Wärtsilä has worked in close collaboration with the owner and the naval architect to develop a vessel optimised integrated LNG system. As a result it has been possible to locate a 250m3 Wärtsilä LNGPac storage and supply system below deck without compromising cargo capacity.

The ships will be propelled by a Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine driving a Wärtsilä CP propeller at variable speed, connected to a Wärtsilä SCV95 gearbox with an integrated power pack. In addition, the vessels will each be equipped with Wärtsilä ProTouch controls and Eco Control to enable accurately synchronised engine speed and propeller pitch. This delivers high engine and propulsion efficiency, while the Eco Control operating mode can be selected for automated fuel savings while in transit. These integrated technologies will be supported via Wärtsilä’s Data Collection Unit with cloud based services and remote monitoring to optimise operability, fuel economy, and periodic maintenance.

“Our remote smart services provide state-of-the-art support for the ships’ integrated solution, which is another value-adding feature that we are providing for these vessels. Furthermore, the propulsion efficiency will be optimised using Wärtsilä’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Opti Design to tailor the size of the aft appendages specifically to the hull design. This efficiency saves fuel and, therefore, also operating costs,” said Luuk Hijlkema, Account Manager, Sales, Wärtsilä Marine.

“We appreciate Wärtsilä’s support and deep technological know-how, which have played a key role in developing these world-class vessels. We are proud to add these environmentally sustainable and fuel efficient ships to our fleet,” said Jörgen Mansnerus, VP, Marine Management, Bore.

The 120m ships will be chartered to Finnish forestry company UPM, and will operate in the Baltic and North Seas. They will have Finnish/Swedish Ice Class 1A classification. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery Mid 2021.

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