Brennholm chooses Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä will upgrade the efficiency and environmental performance of Norwegian fishing vessel Brennholm with a new propulsion package. Image: Gunnar Larsen

Brennholm chooses Wärtsilä

Norwegian fishing company Brennholm AS has opted for a Wärtsilä package to re-engine its 75 metre pelagic vessel.

Wärtsilä is to supply a Wärtsilä 32 engine, a NOx Reducer selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, and a shaft generator. The new propulsion package will be installed on board the 12-year old Brennholm at the the Orskov Yard in Denmark at the end of 2020.

According to measurements carried out in various operating modes, the fuel-efficient Wärtsilä engine will save approximately 13% in fuel costs compared to the vessel’s existing engine.

More than 2500 Wärtsilä 32 engines have been delivered to the marine market. Image: Wärtsilä

‘We have worked closely with Wärtsilä to develop what we believe is the best solution to meet our operating needs. We thank Wärtsilä for their good co-operation during the project phase, and for the excellent lifecycle support they offer,’ said Brennholm’s owner Lars Einar Sandtorv.

Wärtsilä will also deliver a NOx Reducer (SCR) system that will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions to the atmosphere by approximately 51,000kg per year. These installations will enable the vessel to comply with the IMO’s Tier III regulations. The Wärtsilä scope also includes a shaft generator to produce electrical power for the ship’s network.

‘To be competitive in today’s market conditions high efficiency is essential. At the same time, environmental regulations demand sophisticated emission abatement solutions, and we are pleased to be able to meet both these requirements – efficiency and compliance – to reduce Brennholm’s fuel costs and increase its eco-friendliness,’ said Wärtsilä Marine Account Manager Clement Stautland.

‘At Orskov Yard the focus is very much on environmentally-friendly solutions, so this fuel- and eco-optimised package for Brennholm is something we are pleased to install,’ says Laid Fischer, CEO at Orskov Yard.

The order was placed this month with Wärtsilä, which is scheduled to deliver its equipment to the yard in October 2020.