The complexity of this project required intensive preparations between Wärtsilä and Remontowa, as well as detailed LNG feasibility studies. Wärtsilä’s unique capabilities as a systems integrator, together with the company’s unmatched portfolio of products, systems and solutions, was an essential element in bringing the project planning to fruition. Wärtsilä has also been able to demonstrate its ability to undertake extended responsibilities beyond merely supplying the new equipment and upgrading the propulsion and manoeuvring installations. SUSTAINABLE - We congratulate British Columbia Ferry Services for having the foresight and vision to undertake these mid-life upgrades, and for making the two ships environmentally sustainable by converting them to operate on LNG fuel. We are also very pleased to be working on a major project again with the Remontowa
yard, with whom we have had good cooperation in the past, says Aaron Bresnahan, Vice President, Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions. - This is an extensive project involving both conversion of the ships to upgrade their performance, as well as the gas conversion work. Fortunately, we have worked in the past with Wärtsilä and have good confidence in both their solutions and their capabilities, says Lucjan Falkiewicz, Project Manager for BC Ferries’ MLU project, Remontowa. FULL SCOPE The full scope of Wärtsilä’s supply includes four Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines with fuel gas systems, integrated automation systems and power management systems, the Wärtsilä Pro-Touch propulsion control system, the power transmission systems comprising two gearboxes, the Wärtsilä LNGPac comprising the fuel storage tank, bunkering station, gas detection system and process control automa-
tion, Wärtsilä rudders, site representation and integration engineering, and crew training. The upgrading work will involve surveying the stern tube and renewing components, surveying and overhauling the controllable pitch propeller (CPP) hubs, redesigning and renewing the CPP propeller blades, surveying, renewing and overhauling the oil distribution boxes, and renewing two bow thrusters and E motors. In December 2014, Wärtsilä was contracted to supply the dual-fuel machinery for three new ferries being built at the Remontowa yard on behalf of British Columbia Ferry Services.
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