(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 24-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä to convert Netherlands based Boskalis’ existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2. Wärtsilä comprehensive thruster solution is a key element in the vessel conversion project. Aside addressing the technical challenges of the project, Wärtsilä has also committed to meeting a demanding delivery schedule for the equipment.
Wärtsilä’s extensive in-house capabilities across multiple disciplines were cited as being critical to addressing this complex conversion project.
Included in the transaction is the supply of four retractable steerable thrusters and thruster controls, as well as two tunnel thrusters. A vital element in enabling effective station-keeping performance is the proven retraction system, combined with the energy efficient 8-degree tilted thruster. And this is where Wärtsilä comes is as a market leader in large-scale retractable thrusters, which are essential to solving operational challenges of this type. The thrusters’ retractability also enables shallow draft operations.
Wärtsilä Marine Vice President, Asset Management Services, Stefan Wiik commented: “Wärtsilä’s thruster solutions enable this kind of high specification vessel to operate successfully in sustainable energy installation projects. Furthermore, the energy efficiency of our thrusters reduces fuel consumption, which at the same time limits emission levels.”
For more information, please contact:
Mr Herbert van Vijven
Key Account Manager
Wärtsilä Netherlands B.V.
+31 88 980 2000
Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
General Manager, Positioning, Marine Business Marketing
Tel: +358 10 709 1439