Orders for smokeless low-speed engines for Wärtsilä

Wartsila Corporation, Press release, 2 November 2001 at 02:01 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 2.11.2001

Wärtsilä reports orders for Sulzer RT-flex diesel engines for two multipurpose carriers to be built at Shanghai Shipyard in China. The order consists of low-speed marine engines to have common-rail fuel injection. These engines reduce emissions and they lack visible exhaust smoke at any operating speed.

The customer is Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Co (Chipolbrok). For each vessel, Wärtsilä will also supply three Wärtsilä 20 auxiliary engines.

Sulzer RT-flex is the world’s first low-speed marine engine to have common-rail fuel injection.

In the course of this year Wärtsilä has received orders for totally six Sulzer RT-flex engines. The first of these has already been delivered in the bulk carrier Cypsym Centennial.

Note to editors:
There are two versions of this press release. This is the abbreviated version. More technical details are included in the longer version available on Internet.

Eeva Kainulainen
VP, Corporate Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 5235