Wartsila’s equipment for new fishing trawler
Wärtsilä will supply a propulsion and power package for a new fishing trawler owned and operated by Wiseman Fishing and Northbay Fishing.
The 75 meter ship is being built at the Karstensen shipyard in Denmark.
The vessel will feature a Wärtsilä 31 main engine, two Wärtsilä 14 power generating sets, a gearbox and a controllable pitch propeller (CPP).
“It is always satisfying to receive repeat orders, since they are the best endorsement of customer satisfaction. We have earlier provided engines and propulsion solutions for both Karstensen and Wiseman Fishing, so it is an honour that they have once again put their trust in us for this new vessel. Fishing is necessary for feeding the world’s growing population, and while fishing operations are very diverse, the one common ambition is to be even more sustainable. It is important for us to know that this project supports the industry’s sustainability,” said Henrik Wilhelms, director offshore and special vessels at Wärtsilä.
“The Wärtsilä 31 engine has outstanding fuel efficiency and we have installed it in several other of our newbuilds. The Wärtsilä 14 is an exciting newcomer for us, and we are confident that it is the right choice for this and possible future ships that we build,” said Kent Damgaard, director Karstensen shipyard.
The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in spring 2021.