Joint development project for CSSC and Wärtsilä
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a development agreement with the Chinese state-owned shipbuilder CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company. The five year agreement is aimed at developing a hybrid powered dredger, but could possibly extend to other hybrid vessels as well.
The purpose of the agreement is to build a cooperation framework and working mechanism for the research and development of hybrid power systems. Wärtsilä will support Huangpu Wenchong during the design and construction phases with technology innovations, system selection, performance calculations and long-term services.
The initial work will be based on a hopper dredger, a vessel that the shipyard already builds. Evaluations will be carried out to determine the most suitable hybrid solution for that class of dredgers. Image caption: The signing of the strategic development agreement between CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company and Wärtsilä marks a commitment to cooperate in promoting hybrid propulsion solutions. (cd)