6 Offshore ships for COSL to be designed by Wartsila

By Curious

Marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, Wärtsilä, has undersign an official agreement with China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) to provide the designs for 6 new vessels.
The 2 PSVs (Platform Supply Vessels) and 4 Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) ships are initially going to secure support operations in the South China Sea and Bohai Bay. The deal was signed in December 2012.
The platform supply vessels are based on Wärtsilä Vessel Design’s well proven VS 485 PSV MKIII design which offers a highly energy and environmentally efficient ship solution with an optimised hull design for better efficiency, with corresponding reduced emission to air. The anchor handing tug supply ships will be constructed according to the Wärtsilä Ship Design VS 4612 AHTS design. The main function of AHTS ships is to set anchors for drilling rigs, and tow mobile drilling rigs from one area to another. Since the sea and weather conditions when these vessels work is usually extremely challenging, a design which offers reliability and high levels of efficiency and implementation is called for.
“We have enjoyed so many years of close relationship with both China National Offshore Oil Corporation and its subsidiary China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL), and they are very familiar with Wärtsilä Company's broad range of solutions, including our vessel designs, propulsion system, automation and control technologies, and our environmental compliance solutions. Our values are also very much aligned, with both corporations emphasising total lifecycle expenditures, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability,” told Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Wärtsilä Vessel Design.
The Ship Design range of vessel designs and design services of Wärtsilä is backed by its strong global presence. The broad offering is including simple, low costs, proven standard designs, generally with a full equipment package, and advanced, customized designs based upon customer integrated project development.