Wärtsilä won repeat order for Sulzer RT flex engines

Wartsila Corporation
  • Press release
14 October 2002 at 3:01 AM E. Europe Standard Time

Wärtsilä Corporation Press release 14 October 2002

Wärtsilä Corporation has received a repeat order for two Sulzer RT-flex main engines with electronically-controlled common-rail fuel injection. This type of engine reduces emissions, visible exhaust gases, fuel consumption and improves the manoeuvrability.

The engines will be installed in two multipurpose dry cargo carriers contracted at Shanghai Shipyard in China by Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Co (Chipolbrok). Two similar engines were contracted by the same customer in October 2001. The engines will be built under licence by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd in Korea.

For each vessel, Wärtsilä will also supply three Wärtsilä 20 auxiliary engines. These engines will be built at the factory in Vaasa, Finland.

Chipolbrok’s expectations in operational economy and reaching the highest environmental standards created a clear preference for the RT flex technology.

There are now eight Sulzer RT flex engines in service and on order. The first engine in service is in the bulk carrier Gypsum Centennial which began operation in September 2001. The service experience with this engine has been excellent.

Wärtsilä is the world’s leading global ship power supplier and a major provider of decentralized power generation systems and of supporting services. In addition Wärtsilä operates the Nordic engineering steel company Imatra Steel and manages a substantial holding to support the core business.

There are two versions of this press release, of which this is the shorter version. The longer version, only in English, contains more technical information and is available on Wärtsilä’s website at: www.wartsila.com.

Eeva Kainulainen
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 5235
e-mail: eeva.kainulainen@wartsila.com