Wärtsilä power for new Scottish pelagic vessel
Artemis will be fitted with both main and auxiliary engines as part of a comprehensive Wärtsilä energy installation. Image: Karstensen.

Wärtsilä power for new Scottish pelagic vessel

The new pelagic vessel ordered by Wiseman Fishing Co and Northbay Fishing Co will have a propulsion and power package supplied by technology group Wärtsilä, with equipment due to be delivered to the Karstensen yard in spring 2021.

The Wärtsilä 31 is recognised as the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine. Image: Wärtsilä

The two companies behind the partnership that has ordered the 75 metre Artemis are both longstanding Wärtsilä customers, so it’s no surprise they have decided to go for a Wärtsilä 31 main engine, two Wärtsilä 14 power generating sets, a gearbox and a controllable pitch propeller.

According to Wärtsilä, this combination represents the latest engine and power generation technology, and a key factor in designing Artemis has been aiming for optimum power density, the most efficient performance, and the lowest possible emission levels.

‘It is always satisfying to receive repeat orders, since they are the best endorsement of customer satisfaction. We have earlier provided engines and propulsion solutions for both Karstensen and Wiseman Fishing, so it is an honour that they have once again put their trust in us for this new vessel,’ said Henrik Wilhelms, Director Offshore and Special Vessels at Wärtsilä.

‘Fishing is necessary for feeding the world’s growing population, and while fishing operations are very diverse, the one common ambition is to be even more sustainable. It is important for us to know that this project supports the industry’s sustainability.’

Karstensen have already fitted a number of Wärtsilä 31 engines to newbuilds, but the Wärtsilä 14 is something new for the Skagen yard.