Wärtsilä propulsion resolution chosen for brand spanking new hybrid tug in China


Wärtsilä Company, Commerce press launch, 5 September 2022 at 10:30 UTC+2
The brand new hybrid tug will function in Xiamen port shall be powered by Wärtsilä thrusters which help the sustainability necessities of the vessel. © Fujian Chuanzheng Shipbuilding business Co., Ltd

The expertise group Wärtsilä will provide its superior thruster resolution for a brand new hybrid tug being constructed to function within the port of Xiamen in China. The Wärtsilä thrusters chosen have been particularly designed for electrical propulsion, and help the sustainability necessities of the vessel.

The tug is below building for Xiamen Port Transport on the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard. The order with Wärtsilä was positioned in June 2022 by Shanghai CSIC Marine Propulsion Tools, the integrator for the newbuild venture.


The venture specs emphasise emissions discount and power financial savings. The tug will function with two Wärtsilä WST18FP-L steerable thrusters, offering optimum propulsion efficiency in step with the sustainability necessities.

Decarbonization is central to Wärtsilä’s design technique, and the WST thrusters displays the modern growth of our important propulsion programs supporting this technique. We’re additionally in a position to help the client with native manufacturing, engineering and after gross sales in China which makes Wärtsilä an incredible alternative for the total lifecycle of the tug boats. I’m very happy that Xiamen Port, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding and Shanghai CSIC chosen us as a companion for this business’s future milestone venture.

—Lauri Tiainen, Director Thrusters and Propulsion Management Programs


The Wärtsilä WST18FP-L thrusters present wonderful thrust on bollard pull, and transit velocity efficiency. They function excessive hydrodynamic capabilities, much less upkeep, simple set up, and higher accessibility for servicing. The WST collection has eight thruster varieties, starting from 700 to 3300 kW, enabling vessels to fulfill and exceed the efficiency ranges required in at this time’s aggressive working setting.

Xiamen port is a crucial deep water harbour in China’s Xiamen Fujian province. The 5000 HP tug is 38.3 meters lengthy and is scheduled to enter operational service in 2023. The Wärtsilä tools shall be delivered in Q1 2023.


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