Wärtsilä to supply solutions for MSC Cruises
Wartsila will supply Chantiers de l‘Atlantique comprehensive package of integrated solutions designed for the first two MSC World class cruise ships, which will operate on LNG fuel.
“The focus of our solutions is on reducing energy and fuel consumption in order to promote efficiency. At the same time, our nitrogen oxide reduction and LNG solutions enhance environmental sustainability, which together with the higher efficiency, is very much in line with Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine strategy,” said Stefan Nysjö, Vice President, Marine Power Solutions, Wärtsilä.
“We are very familiar with Wärtsilä’s products and they have always provided us with excellent support in newbuild projects. These two new cruise ships will represent the latest thinking in minimising the environmental impact and reducing fuel consumption, which is in line with our Ecorizon plan, and Wartsila is playing a major role in this,” added Yves Pelpel, Technical Director, Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
The full package that Wärtsilä will provide includes five 46DF engines fitted with nitrogen oxide reduction units, two LNGPac fuel storage and supply systems, seven thrusters, and two fixed pitch propellers. The equipment is set for delivery in mid-2020 for the first ship and mid-2022 for the second.
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