Orders for Sulzer RT-flex engines now reach 100

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 6 April 2004 at 09:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä has gained orders for 100 Sulzer RT-flex engines since sales of this engine type started after 2000. The Sulzer RT-flex is the first low-speed diesel engine to be equipped with an electronically controlled common rail system for fuel injection.

Developed by Wärtsilä, the Sulzer RT-flex is currently among the most advanced large marine engines in the market. Common rail technology offers greater flexibility in engine operation, better vessel maneuvering capabilities, and lower fuel consumption at low operating loads compared with conventional low-speed engines. Moreover, the Sulzer RT-flex engines have lower emission levels and they are smokeless in operation.

”Orders for the Sulzer RT-flex have exceeded the 100 mark unbelievably fast, which reflects the considerable interest shown by shipowners in this engine type. They clearly appreciate the benefits of the common rail system. We are continuously developing our engines to generate further benefits,” said Mikael Mäkinen, Group Vice President, Ship Power.

Further information: Eeva Kainulainen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +358 10 709 5235

This is the shorter of two versions of this press release. The longer version, containing more technical information, is available at www.wartsila.com


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