(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 15-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä again selected by Damen Shipyards Group to provide the main propulsion solutions for a large Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The dredger is being built for Hanson Aggregates. The order was signed with Wärtsilä in May 2019. The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yard in the early part of 2020.
The contract includes two Wärtsilä 26 engines, two Wärtsilä controllable pitch propellers (CPP), and the Wärtsilä ProTouch bridge control system. The engines will be furnished with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to reduce emissions, making the vessel compliant with the International Maritime Organization’s Tier III regulations. The 103-metre long dredger will be one of the most environmentally sustainable ships of its type in service. An identically designed vessel from Damen is also fitted with the same Wärtsilä solutions is expected to begin operations within the coming few months.
René Zuidam, Account Manager, Wärtsilä Marine commented: “Nothing says more about customer satisfaction than repeat orders, and we are delighted to have again been selected by Damen for the second dredger in this advanced new design series. We have worked with Damen for many years and together we have established a strong working relationship. Our experience and understanding of dredging operations is key to delivering solutions that provide the most efficient and sustainable performance.”
Damen is Netherlands-based defence, shipbuilding, and engineering company. Hanson Aggregates, a U.K. company is a leading supplier of heavy building materials for the construction industry. Wärtsilä, a Finnish corporation, is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets.
For more information:
Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
General Manager, Positioning, Marine Business Marketing
Tel: +358 10 709 1439