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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 

Wärtsilä’s strong relationship with the Danish shipbuilder Karstensens Shipyard is again emphasised with main propulsion equipment orders for two new fishing vessels.

During the past year alone, the Karstensens yard has selected Wärtsilä solutions for seven vessels. First of the latest pair of orders is for a custom designed 77m fishing vessel, the Christina S (pictured), which will be owned and operated by the Fraserburgh, Scotland based Simpson family’s Christina S Fishing Company in partnership with P&J Johnston. It will replace an existing vessel of the same name. The ship will be powered by a Wärtsilä 31 main engine, and will feature other Wärtsilä solutions including NOx Reducer emissions reduction system, reduction gear, CP propeller, and ProTouch propulsion remote control system. The equipment will be delivered during summer 2022.

Secondly, Swedish fishing concern Gifico has ordered a 64m fishing vessel to be named the Ginneton. The design incorporates a Wärtsilä 32 main engine, as well as other Wärtsilä solutions, including reduction gear, CP propeller, and ProTouch propulsion remote control system. The equipment is planned for delivery towards the end of 2022.

“We have worked with Wärtsilä on building the right concept for this vessel. We feel that Wärtsilä’s technology is always a step ahead, and their service support is top class,” said Philip Claeson, owner, Gifico.

Kent Damgaard, Director, Karstensens Shipyard, said: “We have a long tradition and a strong reputation in building high quality fishing vessels of all types. This means that both the design and the machinery selected have to be of the highest quality, and in this respect, we feel, that Wärtsilä is a suitable project partner. They offer technically optimised competitive solutions, while the Wärtsilä engines’ high efficiency, low fuel consumption, and extended overhaul intervals are of benefit to the end-costumers.”

“Repeat orders are the best indication of a satisfied customer, and with every new order our relationship with Karstensens Shipyard is strengthened. We aim always to not only deliver efficient and reliable products and systems, but to provide quality support to the customer throughout the project cycle,” said Johan Hanstén, Sales Director, Wärtsilä Marine Power.  

The Christina S is scheduled to be delivered to the owners in July 2023, and the Ginneton in August 2023.

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