Wärtsilä Corporation Press release 6 May, 2002
Wärtsilä has received orders for complete propulsion systems for two Fortum chemical tankers. Each system comprises the main engine, reduction gear, propeller and three auxiliary engines. The tankers are under construction at the Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo yard in Portugal. The engines are equipped with direct fuel injection, which reduces nitrogen oxide emissions.
Fortum has previously ordered propulsion systems for six other vessels: two bulk carriers, two ice-breaking Aframax tankers and two tugs. For the bulk carriers, being built in China, Wärtsilä is supplying the main engine, reduction gear and three auxiliary engines. The tugs, under construction in Spain, will each have two engines. Last autumn Wärtsilä announced orders for diesel-electric propulsion systems placed by Fortum for two ice-breaking tankers under construction in Japan.
Wärtsilä Corporation is the leading global ship power supplier and a major provider of solutions for decentralized power generation and of supporting services.
In addition Wärtsilä operates a Nordic engineering steel company Imatra Steel and manages a substantial share holding to support the development of its 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