Wärtsilä has been chosen to supply engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems for a new exploration cruise vessel owned by Sunstone Ships.
The contract includes two 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 engines fitted with the Wärtsilä nitrogen oxides reducing exhaust gas cleaning system, NOR, as well as two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 engines.
The 104m long ship is being built at the China Merchants Heavy Industry Co Shipyard in China.
The contract was placed by Ulstein Design and Solutions of Norway, the company responsible for delivering the design and equipment package to the yard, and includes the option for an additional nine vessels.
“We are delighted to be cooperating with the Ulstein company in this newbuild project. The Wärtsilä 20 engine is a very good product fit for this vessel, while the NOR system is optimised and validated for all our medium speed engines in terms of reliability, flexibility and size,” said Cato Esperø, Sales Director, Wärtsilä Norway.
The Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered to the yard in January 2018, and the ship is expected to begin operations in September 2019.