Two new 78 metre purser/trawler fishing vessels being designed and built at Karstensen Shipyard in Denmark will feature Wärtsilä's main propulsion and control equipment. The ships have been contracted by Lunar Fishing, the Scotland based fishing company and will operate in the North Sea. The Wärtsilä order was placed in September 2014.
For each vessel, Wärtsilä's scope of supply includes a 9 cylinder in-line Wärtsilä 32 engine, a 2-speed gear with power take-off function (PTO), a Wärtsilä Controllable Pitch propeller 4E1095 complete with shaft line, seals & bearings, stern tube, High Performance nozzle (HP-Nozzle) etc and the new Wärtsilä Protouch propulsion control system. The equipment for the first vessel will be delivered at the end of 2015, and for the second vessel in summer 2016.