Wärtsilä will provide power limiting solutions for Eastaway vessels
Technology company Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by Eastaway Ship Management to provide power limiting solutions for six vessels.
These solutions will enable ships to comply with the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Index for Existing Ships (EEXI), which will be effective from next year.
Under the contract, Wärtsilä will supply Shaft Power Limitation (ShaPoLi) and upgrade the propulsion system control for six container ships installed with the company’s variable pitch propellers (CPP).
Upgrades should limit shaft power during normal operation. This will occur regardless of powertrain combination or control system layouts.
Eastaway Ship Management’s Managing Director of Fleet Management, Captain RS Minhas, said, “This new Wärtsilä ShaPoLi system will certainly help us at Eastaway as we work towards this goal. We have worked with Wärtsilä before and have great respect for their experience and expertise. »
Wärtsilä shaft power limiting is part of the company’s power limiting solutions, which also include engine power limiting for four-stroke engines, engine power limiting for two-stroke engines and power limitation for diesel-electric installations.
Giulio Tirelli, Business Development Manager of Wärtsilä Marine Power, said: “The EEXI requirements pose a new challenge for shipowners who must choose how best to comply with the upcoming regulations.
“Our power limiting solutions represent one of the most appropriate and advanced choices to ultimately contribute to the maritime decarbonization journey.”
Eastaway manages a global fleet of over 50 vessels, with individual capacities ranging from 700 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to 5,100 TEU.
The company also currently has 24 vessels on order, with capacities ranging from 1,170 TEUs to 7,000 TEUs, including eight dual-fuel vessels that can run on methanol.