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Wartsila has secured a contract to supply its propulsion and power generation systems for installation on three new chemical tankers being built for Swiss-Canadian Maritime at two different shipyards in Vietnam owned by Triyards Holdings.

Under the terms of the agreement that includes an additional option for three more vessels, Wartsila will provide a six-cylinder X40-B two-stroke main engine designed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel, a joint venture between Wartsila and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

The company will also provide a controllable pitch propeller (CPP), a tunnel gearbox, a shaft alternator, two tunnel thrusters, three Auxpac generating sets, a propulsion condition monitoring system (PCMS), as well as all related auxiliaries for the various systems.

Triyards Holdings CEO Chan Eng Yew said: "Wartsila is a global leader and their propulsion and power generation systems are among the best in the world. We are therefore confident that the technology of their systems will enhance the capabilities and performance of the chemical tankers we are building."

Deliveries under the order are expected to take place in 2016.

The three new 21,800dwt chemical tankers will be managed by Switzerland-based ABC Maritime, and will operate between Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Montreal, Canada after their scheduled delivery in 2017.

"We are delighted to be working once again in Vietnam and are extremely pleased to be cooperating with Triyards in this important project."

Wartsila Marine Solutions sales director Hans Laheij said: "These are the first chemical tankers that the yards have been contracted to build, and Wartsila support and know-how for the engineering and systems integration is of considerable importance.

"We are delighted to be working once again in Vietnam and are extremely pleased to be cooperating with Triyards in this important project."

Earlier this month, Wartsila was awarded a contract to provide products and systems for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessel to be built at China Merchants Heavy Industry’s shipyard in Haimen for Singapore-based Saga LNG Shipping.

Additionally, Wartsila was contracted to provide products, systems and solutions for a new semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV) to be built at the Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore for Netherlands-based Heerema Offshore Services.


Image: The new chemical tanker. Photo: © 2015 Wärtsilä.