The technology group Wärtsilä will carry out the most complete re-powering project ever carried out on an inland waterway vessel. The project scope will retrofit the ‘Herkules V’, a pusher vessel owned by Hidrovias do Brasil, to achieve notably increased efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower operating costs. The order was included in Wärtsilä’s order book in the first quarter 2022. The full scope of Wärtsilä’s contract includes three Wärtsilä 20 engines, three Wärtsilä fixed pitch propellers, three gearboxes, and propulsion controls. It is estimated that the conversion will result in significant annual fuel savings, based on 5000 operating hours, as well as related cost savings in parts, services, and oil lubrication consumption. Additional fuel savings will be derived from the installation of new, efficient, fixed pitch propellers. The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery in December 2022, and the project is expected to be completed by February 2023.