E-Marine upgrades fleet with Wärtsilä solutions

E-Marine upgrades fleet with Wärtsilä solutions
This E-Marine cable layer vessel is being upgraded with Wärtsilä solutions to achieve greater efficiency. Image courtesy of E-Marine.

Dubai-based E-Marine, a specialist operator of cable layer vessels, is working with Wärtsilä to upgrade its fleet to achieve greater efficiencies. The technology company has been contracted to provide a comprehensive scope of solutions, which will be delivered on a fast-track basis.

The scope includes two Controlled Pitch Propeller (CPP) systems with control and fuel efficiency devices, two Wärtsilä tunnel thrusters, a Wärtsilä 20 auxiliary engine, and class-approved ship design engineering services. The solutions will upgrade an existing cable layer vessel to meet the latest operating requirements.

The order was placed in May and delivery is scheduled for October this year.

“Being able to deliver everything in line with the tight schedule required by the customer is a challenge that Wärtsilä is capable of meeting. Our track record in this respect speaks for itself. Furthermore, we have a strong support presence in the U.A.E. and throughout the Middle East region to ensure the ongoing reliability and high performance of our solutions,” said Sandeep Padhi, senior sales account manager, Wärtsilä Marine.

“E-Marine is investing heavily in new technologies to ensure that its operating efficiency remains at the highest level possible. This upgrading programme is aimed at delivering the best possible service to our customers, and the Wärtsilä solutions are an essential element within that ambition,” said Capt. Adil Salmanov, general manager, marine operations, E-Marine.

Wärtsilä has earlier provided a propulsion upgrade for an E-Marine vessel.