Wärtsilä wins order to supply equipment for 14 tugboats

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to supply the engines and complete propulsion systems for two newbuild vessel projects.

The order includes a total of 28 engines for 14 vessels being built for the Kuwait Oil Company.

The Wärtsilä propulsion systems will be installed in nine 80-ton Bollard Pull (BP) tugboats and five 50-ton BP tugboats being built at the Damen shipyard in Holland. The ships will be used for port operations at the Kuwait oil terminal.

The contracts were signed in August 2012 and delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for 2014 and 2015.