Finnish marine technology company Wartsila has secured a contract to supply its Wartsila 32 engine, a NOx Reducer (SCR) selective catalytic reduction system, and a shaft generator for a Norwegian fishing vessel.

The 75m-long fishing vessel is known as Brennholm after its Norway-based operator.

The new engine will be installed on board the fishing ship at the Orskov Yard in Denmark at the end of next year.

Wartsila claims that its engine can save nearly 13% on fuel bills compared to the ship’s existing engine.

The NOx Reducer (SCR) system supplied by Wartsila will help the ship in reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by about 51,000kg per annum.

The implementation of the new systems will help the ship to meet the IMO’s Tier III regulations.

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As part of the contract, the Finnish company will also deliver a shaft generator to generate electricity for the ship’s network.

Wartsila Marine account manager Clement Stautland said: “To be competitive in today’s market conditions, high efficiency is essential.

“At the same time, environmental regulations demand sophisticated emission abatement solutions, and we are pleased to be able to meet both these requirements, efficiency and compliance, to reduce the Brennholm’s fuel costs and increase its eco-friendliness.”

Brennholm owner Lars Einar Sandtorv stated: “We have worked closely with Wartsila to develop what we believe is the best solution to meet our operating needs.

“We thank Wartsila for their good cooperation during the project phase, and for the excellent lifecycle support they offer. We are looking forward to having this top-level equipment installed.”

Wartsila will supply the equipment to the yard in October next year.

The company recently signed a letter of intent with Singapore-based PSA Marine to jointly develop smart technology for the marine sector.

The company also secured an equipment contract from an undisclosed company for two new roll-on / roll-off passenger (RoPax) ferries.

Last month, German ferry operator Aktien-Gesellschaft selected Wartsila’s technology to reduce the environmental impact of ferries that operate in ecologically sensitive waters.