Wärtsilä to Design New Offshore Maintenance Jack-Up

Helsinki-headquartered Wärtsilä says it has been awarded a contract to design a new series of jack-up vessels to serve maintenance vessels in the offshore oil and gas.  The company announced Tuesday it had signed the contract in March with a well known Chinese yard. The new design will be developed by Wärtsilä Ship Design in collaboration with Altis, a consultancy … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä to Design New Deep Water Dive Support Vessel

Wärtsilä has announced that it has signed a contract with Shanghai Bestway Marine Engineering Design Co Ltd to design a new type of deep water dive support vessel. The ship is to be built for China state-owned Shanghai Salvage Bureau (SSB), one of the largest professional salvage companies in China. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in January. According to Wärtsilä, … [Read more...]

ClassNK to Acquire Marine Software Giant NAPA

Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK announced today an agreement to acquire NAPA, the world’s leading maritime software house, in a deal hailed as a landmark agreement for improved safety and performance of the whole maritime industry. ClassNK says the deal is a chance to expand and improve the wide range of services it offers to shipowners and shipyards, while also … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä Unveils New Aframax Tanker Design

Wärtsilä Ship Design has unveiled a new Aframax tanker design said to be highly efficient to meet current and upcoming emissions legislation. The new double hull, single screw crude oil tanker design features a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) optimized hull for less resistance and higher efficiency, with special consideration given to flow lines and pressure distribution … [Read more...]

Emma Maersk’s Wärtsilä-Sulzer Super Ship Engine – Part 2

Back... Click HERE to read Part 1 of our Mega Engine Series The Emma Maersk's Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel ship engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover of super ships in the world today. The RTA96-C is the largest engine in the world and is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines. These … [Read more...]