Wärtsilä has launched a series of four new container feeder vessel designs, which will be fuel-efficient and compliant with environmental regulations.
The four ship designs, the WSD80-1500, WSD80-2400, WSD80-4000 and WSD84-2400, feature very low fuel consumption. Each design is available in three versions; 'conventional' using heavy fuel oil (HFO) as fuel; 'environmental' using HFO with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems, and 'clean' with dual-fuel capability, running mainly on LNG.
Fuel flexibility is a main feature of these latest designs along with fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, systems redundancy and low levels of exhaust emissions. Since container feeder vessels operate largely within existing or anticipated emissions control areas (ECAs) or sulfur emissions control areas (SECAs), environmentally compliant designs are highly relevant.
Commenting on the launch, Riku-Pekka Hägg, VP Wärtsilä Ship Design, said: "Wärtsilä is a global supplier of efficient, reliable, and environmentally sustainable ship design solutions for the merchant shipping sector. Our unique expertise, knowledge, and worldwide presence are essential factors in turning the customer's vision into reality, thereby maximising their profits and asset values."
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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