Wärtsilä to build Siem Offshore LNG platform supply vessel

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply ship design services and the power and propulsion system for a new-build liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered platform supply vessel (PSV). The contract was signed with Norwegian shipyard Hellesøy Verft.

The vessel, to be based on the Wärtsilä VS4411 LNG PSV design, will be owned and operated by Siem Offshore on a charter contract for TOTAL.

The PSV is scheduled to be operational from 2014 and will serve the Martin Linge oilfield, north-west of Stavanger, Norway.