U.S. Navy’s First John Lewis-Class Oiler Launched at NASSCO
The first ship in the U.S. Navy’s new class of fleet replenishment oilers has been launched at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. The John Lewis-class oilers will provide underway...
Wärtsilä will supply all the main equipment for the first LNG fuelled short-sea Ro-Lo (roll-on, lift-off) vessels to be operated by Finland based Bore for the transportation of paper products in Europe
Wärtsilä has worked with both the owner and naval architects to develop a vessel optimised integrated LNG system. As a result, it has been possible to locate a 250 cbm Wärtsilä LNGPac storage and supply system below deck without compromising the cargo capacity. The ships have been ordered and are being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China.
The ships will each be equipped with Wärtsilä ProTouch controls and Eco Control to enable accurately synchronised engine speed and propeller pitch. These integrated technologies will be supported via Wärtsilä’s Data Collection Unit (WDCU) with cloud-based services and remote monitoring to optimize operability, fuel economy, and periodic maintenance.
The 120 metre long, Ice Class 1A classified, ships will be chartered to Finnish forestry company UPM, and will operate in the Baltic and North Seas. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery Mid 2021.
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