Marine solutions provider Wärtsilä has been contracted by Kleven Maritime of Norway to design a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) for Norwegian operator Rem Offshore. The scope of the order also includes the propulsion machinery, automation and other equipment for the same vessel.
Rem Offshore’s new LNG powered PSV, the first such vessel for its fleet, will be a Wärtsilä Ship Design VS499 LNG PSV, a based originally on the successful VS489 LNG PSV design. Amongst the ship’s features are high energy efficiency and fuel economy, fuel flexibility, a unique hull form and plenty of cargo capacity.
In addition to the complete design of the vessel, Wärtsilä’s scope of supply for the new PSV includes the dual-fuel main engines and generating sets, the electrical power and propulsion systems, integrated automation, and the power management system. The selection of Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel (DF) technology, which enables the use of clean gas as the main fuel, is in line with Rem Offshore’s ambition to grow its fleet in environmentally sustainable PSVs. The DF engines can also operate on marine diesel oil if required.
The vessel is to be built at the Kleven Verft yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.