Wartsila’s power and propulsion for Axis Offshore’s new rig

Wärtsilä has signed a repeat integrated solution order with the Cosco (Qidong) Offshore Co. Ltd shipyard covering another DP3 Dynamically Positioned offshore accommodation rig being built for Singapore based Axis Offshore.

The Wärtsilä solution includes the main power generation system, the propulsion system, the electric and automation system, and the automation safety system.

The vessel, which is expected to enter service in January 2016, will be equipped with a DP3 dynamic positioning system and will be available for worldwide operations. The dynamic positioning is a system that automatically maintains a vessel’s position and heading by using its own propellers and thrusters.

The order was signed in December 2013. Wärtsilä will begin deliveries of its equipment during the first half of 2014.This follows a similar order placed earlier last year by the same company for an identical comprehensive, fully integrated Wärtsilä power, propulsion and positioning system.

Magnus Miemois, Vice President of Wärtsilä Ship Power Solutions says that, “This second order to supply the same yard and owners during the same year with an identical integrated Wärtsilä solution undoubtedly proves the success of our offering. Being able to have the complete power, propulsion, and positioning system delivered from a single supplier means that all elements can be integrated into a synchronised, efficient and optimised total solution. The benefits are many fold, and the Wärtsilä concept can certainly be considered a winner.”

The complex semi-submersible accommodation rig is being built by Cosco in China. Wärtsilä will co-operate closely with the yard’s project team and will have a site management team to supervise the installation of the Wärtsilä equipment.

 

Press Release, February 13, 2014

 

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