Acta Centaurus to Sport Wärtsilä Hybrid Propulsion Gear

Wärtsilä has received an order to provide hybrid propulsion for Acta Marine’s offshore wind service vessel Acta Centaurus.

The order, placed in May, will see Wärtsilä deliver the hybrid drive, batteries, and an energy management system.

In addition, the company will carry out the installation, testing and commissioning of the hybrid system, as well as the upgrade of the vessel’s existing onboard systems to make it suitable for the hybrid drive.

The installation of the equipment necessary for the hybrid conversion will take place during the fourth quarter of the year.

According to Wärtsilä, with the hybrid propulsion, Acta Centaurus will gain fuel consumption and environmental benefits by being able to operate with less running engines at more optimized load.

Acta Marine took delivery of Acta Centaurus from Ulstein Verft in April. This new walk-to-work vessel will carry out its first offshore wind work on the Deutsche Bucht project.

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