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Wärtsilä to Design and Power Four MPSVs

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to design a series of four multi-purpose platform support vessels (MPSVs) for Armada Offshore MPSV Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysian-based international offshore oilfield services provider and also the largest owner and operator of offshore support vessels (OSVs) in Malaysia.

Wärtsilä will also supply a comprehensive solutions package for each vessel. The vessels will be built by a subsidiary of Nam Cheong Limited, Malaysia's largest OSV builder, in one of its subcontracted yards, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd, in China. The Wärtsilä contract with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd yard was signed in March 2013.

Customised Design

For each of the four vessels, this comprehensive solution contract comprises the basic customised design, the main power generation system, the propulsion system, the Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept (LLC) electrical system and the automation system. The order follows the execution of a similar MPSV order in 2011 for Bumi Armada Berhad featuring a Wärtsilä ship design and fully integrated Wärtsilä machinery, electrics and automation.

WSD 1000 Design

The WSD 1000 design is tailored to meet the specific requirements and operational modes demanded in complex offshore applications. The single supplier concept reduces the time and costs associated with the procurement and logistics procedures, while easing typical project completion concerns.

  • Length, over all: 88.80 m
  • Breadth mld.: 20.00 m
  • Depth Moulded: 8.40 m
  • Speed: 15.0 knots

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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