Wärtsilä signs major ship overhaul contract in Norway

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 9 January 2008 at 11:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä signed in December a EUR 9.5 million contract with Norwegian ferry operator New Kystlink AS for an overhaul project of Kystlink’s “Pride of Telemark” ferry. This contract emphasizes Wärtsilä’s strength to be the total service provider.

The scope of the project includes a complete electrical system installation, the removal and major overhauling of five of the ship’s auxiliary engines, the onboard overhauling of two more main engines, as well as the renewal of 31 cabin interiors. The work is scheduled to last for 18 working weeks and is expected to be completed during the spring of 2008.

“The wide scope of this contract is testament to our ability to be a total service provider to our marine customers. We will be utilising a wide range of services, including automation services, engine testing and repairs, general ship repairs, as well as overall project management, says Bo Lindy Jensen, Sales Manager of Wärtsilä.

“Having overall responsibility for the entire project, we are able to provide the shipowner with added value through better quality control and efficiency management during this large-scale renovation,“ he continues.

The “Pride of Telemark” was built in 1983 and acquired by New Kystlink AS in 2005. The ferry sails between Norway, Denmark and Sweden, and carries 2000 passengers plus cars and trailers.

Media contact:
Marit Holmlund-Sund
Public Relations Manager
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1439
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425
e-mail: marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

Notes to the editor:
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 15,000 professionals manning 150 Wärtsilä locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on The Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.