One of the most popular types of diesel engines for the new generation of semisubmersible drilling rigs is, according to the manufacturer, Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 32. As many as 14 of some 20 deepwater harshenvironment semisubmersibles ordered by such leading Norwegian and U.
Wartsila NSD has completed shipboard trials with the new Wartsila NSD PropacRudder, and results are promising, according to the manufacturer. The innovative propulsion system was designed to reduce propulsive power requirement, with reduced hull vibration and noise,
Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,