Wärtsilä has received an order to deliver generating sets for two new well-intervention vessels for Siem Offshore from Norway. The vessels are under construction at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) in Flensburg, Germany. Delivery of the equipment is expected in May 2015, and the 158-m long ships will be delivered in 2016 and will operate in Brazilian waters.
Well intervention vessels are used in the maintenance of offshore oil wells to secure the oil flow and availability of the well. Dynamic positioning (DP) of the vessels is, therefore, crucial to their successful operation. Eight six-cylinder, in-line Wärtsilä 32 generating sets were chosen for each of these ships. Each gen-set will be fitted with an SCR catalyst to clean the exhaust and NOx emissions so as to comply with the IMO’s Tier III environmental regulations.
“The Wärtsilä 32 engines are the most suitable for this project due to their overall performance in terms of fuel consumption, emissions, weight and size,” Matthias Becker, General Manager, Wärtsilä Ship Power, said.