Wärtsilä engines to drive Brazil drillships

Offshore staff

HELSINKI, Finland – Brazilian shipyard Ecovix has contracted Wärtsilä to provide propulsion packages for three new drillships.

Wärtsilä will supply complete mechanical packages comprising generating sets and thrusters for three vessels which will work on Brazil’s presalt offshore oil fields.

They will be powered by six Wärtsilä 32 generating sets with six underwater de-mountable thrusters. Special requirements imposed by the Brazilian authorities have all been met, and equipment deliveries should start next year.


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