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With an overall length of 270 m, this ship is the largest of its type ever to be built and the contract includes twoWärtsilä 6L38 engines and two Wärtsilä 12V38 engines for the ship's main propulsion, and one Wärtsilä 6L20auxiliary engine. Wärtsilä will also supply the reduction gear system, two controllable pitch propellers, two retractable thrusters and one bow thruster.
The unique design of the vessel represents a new generation in heavy lift ships capable of transporting complete Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units for the offshore industry.
In announcing the award of this contract, Arthur Boogaard, general manager, Business Sales, Wärtsilä Ship Power commented: "This is a major project and a very important vessel that will be operating around the world. It is the largest ship of its type ever built with a unique and new design, and it is, therefore, a great honour for Wärtsilä to have been selected to supply the entire propulsion solution and other equipment. We have also enjoyed a long term relationship with Dockwise, and have successfully partnered them in other major projects."