Faroese pelagic trawler Finnur Friði, ordered by the Varðin Group from the Karstensen yard in Skagen, will be outfitted with a complete Wärtsilä propulsion system.
The 88 metre Finnur Friði, due to replace an older pelagic vessel of the same name, gets a Wärtsilä 31 main engine fitted with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) unit for emissions abatement, as well as a two-speed gearbox, shaft generator, controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and shaftline. Wärtsilä’s ProTouch propulsion control system provides a comprehensive system of control devices.
‘We have Wärtsilä systems in our existing vessels, so we are very familiar with the reliability and high performance that they offer. We are very satisfied that for this high-quality ship design, we have selected the best available propulsion equipment,’ commented Varðin Group CEO Bogi Jacobsen.
Wärtsilä expects to deliver the equipment to Karstensen in early 2023.
‘Wärtsilä has worked closely with both the ship owner and the Karstensen yard earlier, and we are delighted to continue these relationships for this project,’ said Wärtsilä Marine Power sales director Johan Hansten.
‘The Faroe Islands fishing fleet typically operates in harsh sea and weather conditions, so operational reliability is a key issue, which is why the choice of Wärtsilä propulsion equipment is particularly significant.’