December 16 - W

The new orders are for five 16,800 dwt heavy lift vessel to be operated by BigLift Shipping and six 12,500 dwt multipurpose vessels. Deliveries of the heavy lift vessels are anticipated between August and December 2010, and the multipurpose vessels will be delivered between December 2010 and May 2011.

With these additional newbuildings the total order book is now about 20 vessels under delivery with Wärtsilä propulsion solutions for the Spliethoff Group. 
"These new contracts strengthen the successful and long-standing relationship between Spliethoff and Wärtsilä. More than 60 Spliethoff vessels in operation are equipped with Wärtsilä propulsion systems" says Reinier de Vries, senior account manager, Wärtsilä in the Netherlands.