Wärtsilä increases assembly and testing capacity in Vaasa and Trieste

Wärtsilä Corporation, Stock exchange release, 4 May 2006 at 08:00 UTC+2

To meet the strong level of market demand and to support the company’s growth target, Wärtsilä is investing in higher efficiency and capacity for engine assembly and testing. This means an aggregate investment of approximately EUR 48 million in the Vaasa, Finland and Trieste, Italy Delivery Centres. Two-thirds of the investment will be allocated to Vaasa and one-third to Trieste.

The investment will increase the Group’s available capacity by mid-2007.

For further information please contact Mr Raimo Lind, EVP & CFO, tel. +358 10 709 5640.