Wärtsilä technology to be used on Chinese 38,000 tonne heavy-lift vessel

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Wärtsilä has signed a contract with China’s Zhejiang Share-ever Business Co to deliver a ship power system for a 38,000 tonnage semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel.

The 38,000 tonne self-propelled semi-submersible vessel, 195m long and comprising a width of 41.5m, will be deployed mainly for the loading and transportation of equipment including platforms and steel structures for the offshore oil and gas industries.

It is expected to be delivered at the end of 2011.

Michael Zhou, Business Manager, Special Vessels said:”This kind of vessel has generated great interest among investors in the marine industry, and the market for it appears to be growing rapidly. Wärtsilä has been very successful in taking its share of related business opportunities, and we now have an excellent list of references to show our customers.”

Zhejiang Share-ever Business has more than 20 large-size vessels, including ocean cargo carriers of between 27,000 and 50,000 tonnes and 72m offshore platform supply ships.