“The LNG PSV for Siem Offshore is the ninth to be designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design and further strengthens our position as the global leader in supplying integrated solutions for LNG PSVs. The order is testimony to our reputation for reliable, efficient and competitive solutions,” comments Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Design.
Close to half of Siem’s fleet consists of vessels with Wärtsilä ship design and equipment. Ten of the company’s anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels have been designed by Wärtsilä and are equipped with complete hybrid diesel electric propulsion systems from Wärtsilä. This will be the first of Siem’s vessels to be powered by LNG. Wärtsilä’s acquisition of Hamworthy and the subsequent integration of Hamworthy’s portfolio has expanded Wärtsilä’s offering with enhanced gas bunkering, storage and feedsystem, thereby strengthening its technology leadership in LNG powered vessels.
With this new order, the number of LNG powered PSVs reaches 17. Wärtsilä has designed eight and has supplied dual-fuel machinery to 15 of these 17 vessels. Last year, Wärtsilä expanded its offering to include LNG storage and gas handling systems. This vessel marks the fifth LNG powered PSV vessel to use Wärtsilä’s gas handling system.
Siem Offshore – VS 4411 LNG PSV
Length over all - 89.20 m
Breadth moulded - 19.00 m
Depth to 1st Deck - 9.00 m
Accommodation - 25
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2011, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.2 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
Wärtsilä Corporation, press release