WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ will provide ship design as well as the main engine and other propulsion equipment for a new fishing vessel.
The ship will be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain for Castlehill, the Fraserburgh, Scotland based owners. The order with WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ was booked in November 2018 and is slated to be delivered in 2020.
The 69.8 m long Resolute will replace an existing trawler of the same name in the ownerâ€™s fleet. It will operate in the fishing grounds of the North Sea. In addition to the ship design and relevant documentation, WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ will also supply a WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ 9L32E main engine, as well as the gear, shaft line, stern tube and combined pitch propeller (CPP). Under a separate agreement, the company will also develop a concept that can be used for the ownerâ€™s application for an extended fishing quota.
The WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ 9L32E engine has a bore and stroke of 320 X 400 mm and offers 5220 kW at 750 rpm.
â€œWe have earlier worked closely with both Castlehill and the Balenciaga yard, and we are pleased to be cooperating with them again on this benchmark project,â€ said Riku-Pekka HÃ¤gg, director, Ship Design, WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ Marine. â€œWÃ¤rtsilÃ¤â€™s Smart Marine vision supports the development of efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions, and this ship will certainly meet those criteria.â€