The expertise group Wärtsilä has once more been chosen to offer an built-in system consisting of the LNG plant, dual-fuel engines, and electrical propulsion system for the newest addition to Vancouver, Canada based mostly BC Ferries’ sequence of Salish Class vessels. Three related ferries, all working on Wärtsilä engines fuelled by LNG, have already been delivered. As with the earlier three ferries, Remontowa Shipbuilding (RSB), situated in Gdansk, Poland, may also construct this newest ship. The order with Wärtsilä was positioned in January 2020.
“The absolute best endorsement of buyer satisfaction is repeat orders, and this newest contract additional strengthens the partnership between our three corporations. The choice by BC Ferries to once more choose RSB because the yard, and to go for Wärtsilä’s confirmed and well-established LNG propulsion expertise, gives clear affirmation of the effectivity of Wärtsilä’s built-in answer idea. It additionally exhibits that the efficiency of the vessel supplied by the Wärtsilä answer, and based mostly on the design by Remontowa Marine Design and Consulting (RMDC), delivers nice operational advantages to the proprietor,” says Wilco van der Linden, Director of Business Development, Ferry Industry at Wärtsilä.
The Wärtsilä scope of provide contains three Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines, working on LNG gasoline, a Wärtsilä LNGPac gasoline storage, provide and management system, and the Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept (LLC). The LLC is an influence distribution system that delivers increased effectivity, much less weight and quantity, and excessive system redundancy. The tools is scheduled for supply to the yard in Q3 this yr.
The 107 metres lengthy Salish Class ferries are designed to hold 600 passengers and crew, and as much as 138 automobiles. They serve routes between the town of Vancouver and ports on Vancouver Island. In addition to the tools for these vessels, Wärtsilä additionally upgraded two of BC Ferries’ bigger Spirit Class vessels to LNG fuelled operation. This work was carried out in 2018.
(Source and picture: Wärtsilä/ BC Ferries’ Salish Class vessel)
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