Wärtsilä is launching a series of four new container feeder vessel designs at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibition being held in Oslo from June 2 to 5. The innovative designs are based upon achieving optimal fuel efficiency, while being compliant with all known current and future environmental regulations. 

The four ship designs, namely the WSD80-1500, WSD80-2400, WSD80-4000 and WSD84-2400, feature exceptionally low and best-in-class fuel consumption. Each design is available in three versions; ‘conventional’ using HFO as fuel, ‘environmental’ using HFO with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems, and ‘clean’ with dual-fuel capability and running mainly on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Wärtsilä’s technology and experience in the development of dual-fuel marine engines and LNG fuel supply systems is a key enabler of ship designs that efficiently anticipate the global adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. Fuel flexibility is, therefore, a main feature of these latest Wärtsilä designs along with fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, systems redundancy and the lowest possible levels of exhaust emissions. Since container feeder vessels operate largely within existing or anticipated ECA (Emissions Control Areas) or SECA (Sulphur Emissions Control Areas), environmentally compliant designs are extremely relevant.

“Wärtsilä is a global supplier of efficient, reliable, and environmentally sustainable ship design solutions for the merchant shipping sector. Our unique expertise, knowledge, and worldwide presence are essential factors in turning the customer’s vision into reality, thereby maximising their profits and asset values,” says Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Design.

More than 4000 vessels have been built using Wärtsilä ship designs. These include the world’s most advanced LNG powered ships. Design solutions can be tailored according to the specific needs of the owner, achieving the right balance in functionality and new build cost. For the shipyard, Wärtsilä offers a solution based approach with integration packages, as well as planning and execution support.

Further and more detailed information on these and all Wärtsilä ship designs is available at the Wärtsilä stand at Nor-Shipping in Hall D, Stand D03–34&35.

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