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Power for two fishing trawlers

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the engines and the complete propulsion package, including the control system, for two new fishing trawlers being built for Murmansk, Russia-based Nord Pilgrim Ltd.

Rendering of the fishing trawler to be built at the PJSC Vyborg shipyard in Russia

The ships are to be constructed at the PJSC Vyborg shipyard in Russia.  
The 80m-long trawlers will be reinforced to Ice3 class, enabling them to extend their fishing operations in the Barents Sea and North Atlantic. Because of the challenging conditions, the reliability and efficiency of the propulsion arrangement was considered a key factor in the award of the contracts to Wärtsilä. The engines are compliant with IMO’s current Tier II regulations.
For each ship, the company will supply one eight-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engine, one Wärtsilä gearbox, one Wärtsilä controllable pitch propeller system, one transverse thruster system, and a Wärtsilä ProTouch propulsion control system.