The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the main engines for a new and innovative expedition mega yacht, owned by Genting Hong Kong which also owns the MV WERFTEN yards in Germany where the vessel is to be built. There is an option for an additional two vessels in this "Endeavor" class series. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in March 2017.
The new vessel will be the world's largest expedition mega yacht with ice class certification, and will be able to operate in polar region waters. Passenger comfort and operational reliability were cited as being major considerations for the equipment selected. Four 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engines combined with Wärtsilä NOx Reducer (NOR) systems will provide the electrical power for the ship. The system is fully compliant with the IMO Tier III exhaust emission regulations set out in Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78 convention. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yard in 2018.
"This is an exciting newbuild project and we are proud to have been selected as a supplier. The Wärtsilä 32 engine is extremely well proven and features excellent reliability and easy maintenance, both of which were important factors in its selection," says Lars Anderson, Vice President, Engine Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.
"We have enjoyed a good relationship with Wärtsilä for a number of years and we know and trust their products. The successful development of this ship is due to good cooperation and communication between all the project partners," says Axel Rothe, Vice President, Procurement and Logistics, MV WERFTEN.
Wärtsilä had earlier delivered more than 30 Wärtsilä 32 engines for eight vessels built by these yards and the company has also delivered the majority of the 4-stroke engines, both main and auxiliary engines, installed by the yard during the past ten years.
The Wärtsilä 32 engine is based on the latest achievements in combustion technology, and is designed for efficient and easy maintenance with long maintenance-free operating periods. The engine is fully equipped with all essential ancillaries and a thoroughly planned interface to external systems. The Wärtsilä 32 engine, in conjunction with the Wärtsilä NOR system, is fully compliant with the IMO Tier III exhaust emission regulations set out in Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78 convention.