Under construction for Jiangsu Haihong Construction Engineering at the company's China yard, the 6,500 cu m vessel will be equipped with 5,200 kW of cutter power, and will operate in the South China Sea and in Middle Eastern waters once delivered.
The four 6,000 kW 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engines are due for delivery in August 2015, and set to comply with IMO Tier II exhaust emissions regulations set out in MARPOL Annex VI.
"This is another notable contract for Wärtsilä. More Chinese shipowners and shipyards are selecting Wartsila for their vessels and this further strengthens our position within the Chinese shipbuilding market,” says Hans Laheij, area sales director at Wärtsilä Ship Power. “The owner's requirements for this important vessel are high efficiency and reliability with low operating costs, and we have been able to demonstrate our capabilities for meeting these criteria.”
President of Jiangsu Haihong Meng XianHong indicated: “Wärtsilä's engines have proven reliability and fuel oil flexibility, which is important in dredgers. Wärtsilä is a leading company in the marine sector and we hope that this project will lead to a long-term cooperation between our companies.”
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