Finnish marine solutions and services provider Wärtsilä has secured a contract to design a series of four multipurpose platform support vessels (MPSVs) for Bumi Armada Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Armada Offshore MPSV.

As part of the contract, the company will also deliver a comprehensive solutions package for each vessel.

A subsidiary of Malaysia-based offshore support vessels builder, Nam Cheong, will construct the vessels at one of its subcontracted yards in China, called Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding.

Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding signed a contract with Wärtsilä in March to develop the vessels.

The comprehensive solution contract for each vessel will include the basic customised design, the main power generation system, the propulsion system, the Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept (LLC) electrical system and the automation system.

“Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding signed a contract with Wärtsilä in March to develop the vessels.”

Wärtsilä will design the vessels, based on its WSD 1000 design, which has been customised to meet the specific requirements and operational forms required in complex offshore applications.

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The company said the single supplier concept will reduce the time and costs related to the procurement and logistics procedures.

Wärtsilä Ship Power, Solutions vice president Magnus Miemois said: “The synergistic benefits provided by Wärtsilä in supplying a comprehensive and fully integrated package, including the ship design, highly efficient propulsion machinery and state-of-the-art automation systems, add real value for the customer.”

A similar MPSV order was successfully completed by the company earlier in 2011 for Bumi Armada Berhad, featuring a Wärtsilä ship design and fully integrated Wärtsilä machinery, electrics and automation.

In December 2012, Wärtsilä secured a contract to design six new oil field vessels for China Oilfield Services (COSL), and in January 2013, it completed full load tests of a new P-63 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Image: Wärtsilä will design the four vessels, based on its WSD 1000 design. Photo: Courtesy of Wärtsilä.