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New Polar Vessel for Brazilian Navy

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply the main power generation and power conversion system for a new 103.16m Antarctic Support Vessel being built for the Brazilian Navy.

The order was placed by Brazil’s Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz shipyard and will be booked with Wärtsilä in Q3 2023.

The new Polar Vessel – Navio Polar Almirante Saldanha (NPo) – will be operated by the Brazilian Navy and is of strategic importance for maintaining the Brazilian presence in the Antarctic continent and ensuring the continuity of the scientific research that has been carried out at the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station.

Wärtsilä will supply three Wärtsilä 32 diesel generating sets, a diesel-electric power conversion system and two bow thruster drive systems, as well as the Power Management System.

Wärtsilä’s low emission energy efficient solution ensures optimum performance, combined with high redundancy and availability, thanks to long times between overhauls and low fuel consumption. thanks to long times between overhauls and low fuel consumption.

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