Technology company Wärtsilä has secured a contract from Eastaway Ship Management to deliver power limitation solutions for six vessels.
These solutions will enable the vessels to be in line with Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) requirements, which will be effective from next year.
Under the contract, Wärtsilä will deliver Shaft Power Limitation (ShaPoLi) and carry out a propulsion system control upgrade for six container vessels installed with the firm’s controllable pitch propellers (CPPs).
The upgrades are expected to restrict the shaft power during normal operation. This will occur irrespective of the power train combination or control system arrangements.
Eastaway Ship Management fleet management managing director Captain R S Minhas said: “This new Wärtsilä ShaPoLi system will certainly help us at Eastaway as we work towards this goal. We have worked with Wärtsilä earlier and we have great respect for their experience and expertise.”
The Wärtsilä Shaft Power Limitation is part of the company’s Power Limitation Solutions, which also include Engine Power Limitation for four-stroke engines, Engine Power Limitation for two-stroke engines and Power Limitation for diesel-electric installations.
Wärtsilä Marine Power business development director Giulio Tirelli said: “EEXI requirements pose a new challenge to ship owners who need to choose the best way to comply with upcoming regulation.
“Our Power Limitation Solutions represent one of the most suitable and advanced choices to ultimately contribute to the maritime decarbonisation journey.”
Eastaway manages a global fleet of more than 50 vessels, with individual capacities ranging from 700 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) to 5,100TEU.
The company also currently has 24 vessels on order, with capacities ranging from 1,170TEU to 7,000 TEU, including eight dual-fuelled vessels that can run on methanol.