Dredge Builders Order Wrtsil Propulsion Systems
Van Oord has ordered engines and fixed pitch propellers from system integrator Wärtsilä of Finland. The systems are for the company's new self-propelled cutter suction dredge Artemis, being built by IHC at their Kinderdijk yard. Another package is on order for Artemis sister ship Athena. Nantong Gangsha Shipping Manufacturing Co. of China has ordered two Wärtsilä 16V32 engines, propulsion equipment and systems for a hopper dredge they are building. Also, the Tianjin Dredging Company, part of state-owned CCCC Group of China has ordered Wärtsilä propulsion systems for two hopper dredges they are building in China.