Wärtsilä supplying dual fuel engines for wind farm vessel

Wärtsilä will be supplying equipment including dual-fuel engines and emissions abatement systems for a wind farm main installation vessel (MIV) that will be built at the CSBC shipyard in Taiwan for CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE).  

The full scope of the order includes four Wärtsilä 46DF and two Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines, as well as transverse and steerable thrusters, a DP-3 solution, a navigation system, and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for emissions abatement.

CDWE is a joint-venture company owned by CSBC and Belgium-based DEME Group. The 216 metres long DP-3 MIV is the largest special vessel to be built at the CSBC yard for offshore wind farm applications. This new vessel, the Green Jade, is expected to play a major role in developing the offshore wind farm business in both new and established markets, including Taiwan.

The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered during 2021 and the ship is expected to begin operations in the Taiwan Straits in 2023. It will help boost Taiwan’s wind-power capacity and contribute towards the Taiwanese government’s goal of achieving a 20% share of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.

‘Wartsilä has earlier delivered a comprehensive scope of integrated solutions for a similar vessel for one of the partners in this joint-venture company. The success of that project was clearly a contributing factor in the award of this contract,’ said Östen Lindell, Director, Marine Unit East Asia & China, Wärtsilä.

Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes