Wärtsilä upgrades Norwegian fishing vessel
Technology group Wärtsilä is to supply a 12-year old fishing vessel with a Wärtsilä 32 engine, a NOx reducer selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, and a shaft generator.
The new engine will replace an existing one from another supplier onboard Brennholm, a 75m vessel owned by Norway-based operator Brennholm AS. The installation will take place at the Orskov Yard in Denmark at the end of 2020. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in November 2019.
“To be competitive in today’s market conditions high efficiency is essential," commented Clement Stautland, account manager, Wärtsilä Marine. "At the same time, environmental regulations demand sophisticated emission abatement solutions, and we are pleased to be able to meet both these requirements – efficiency and compliance – to reduce Brennholm's fuel costs and increase its eco-friendliness,” he added.
According to measurements carried out in various operating modes, the Wärtsilä engine will save approximately 13% in fuel costs compared to the vessel’s existing engine whilst the NOx reducer SCR will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by approximately 51,000 kilograms per year. These installations will enable the vessel to comply with the IMO’s Tier III regulations.
"At Orskov Yard the focus is very much on environmentally-friendly solutions, so this fuel and eco-optimised package for the ‘Brennholm’ is something we are pleased to install,” said Lars Fischer, chief executive at Orskov Yard.
Wärtsilä is scheduled to deliver its equipment in October 2020.
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