With new rules and regulations affecting the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) market, Wärtsilä is launching a new PSV ship design at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibition being held in Oslo from June 2 to 5. The new design builds upon Wärtsilä’s extensive and successful track record within the PSV segment, and puts the emphasis on increased cost efficiency, innovation and reducing environmental risk.
The design enables significantly lower fuel consumption when compared to existing PSV’s on the market. The key improvement areas featured in this design include an efficient energy system with batteries, and optimised hull lines with high propeller efficiency. Other important features include an optimised superstructure and engine room, and an accommodation arrangement that promotes cost efficient construction. The design is in line with the future regulations for up to 1200 m3 of type II chemicals, and has significantly improved visibility from the bridge, reduced noise and vibration, and a main deck design that optimises the deck cargo area.
“Wärtsilä ship designs consistently raise the bar for shipping in terms of efficiency and sustainability, and this state-of-the-art PSV design is yet another example of this. We are the leading ship designers of North Sea PSV’s and our designs reflect the company’s extensive experience and capabilities,” says Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Design.
More than 4000 vessels have been built using Wärtsilä ship designs. The company’s designs are always based upon meeting the operational requirements of the vessel, and upon reducing the capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) costs while minimising environmental impact.
Caption: The new Wärtsilä PSV ship design features lower fuel consumption and notable improvements over existing designs.