New type Sulzer engines attract increasing interest - Orders for three containerships

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 11 February 2003 at 10:00 UTC+2

New type Sulzer RT-flex low-speed engines developed by Wärtsilä are attracting increasing interest from shipowners. Three low-speed engines have been ordered by the German shipbuilder Volkswerft Stralsund GmbH for installation in three container ships contracted there by Safmarine, part of the Danish group A.P. Møller. The engines will be built by Wärtsilä’s Korean licensee HSD Engine Co. Ltd.

The Sulzer RT-flex engine is the first low-speed engine on the market to have electronically-controlled common-rail systems. This gives unrivalled flexibility in the way the engine operates, to deliver benefits such as lower exhaust emissions and lower fuel consumption at part load. There are in total 13 such engines in operation or on order.

Wärtsilä is the world’s leading global ship power supplier and a major provider of decentralized power generation systems and of supporting services. In addition Wärtsilä operates the Nordic engineering steel company Imatra Steel and manages a substantial holding to support the core business.

This is the shorter of two versions of this press release. The longer version, written only in English, contains further technical details and is available on Wärtsilä’s website


Eeva Kainulainen
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation
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