Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 19 September 2002
Wärtsilä has today donated a Wärtsilä 20 engine for teaching and training purposes to the Dalian Maritime University in China. The engine was handed over by Mr Jari Vilén, Finland´s Foreign Trade Minister and Mr Mikael Mäkinen, Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Marine, during Mr Jari Vilen’s visit to China.
Dalian Maritime University is the largest and most prestigious maritime university in China. Some 30,000 maritime professionals have graduated from the university and they have since moved on to occupy significant positions in Chinese maritime enterprises and public administration.
The university has at its disposal a wide spectrum of maritime equipment including three ocean-going vessels. The Wärtsilä 20 engine now donated by Wärtsilä is typically used as an auxiliary engine in ships. This engine type is manufactured at Wärtsilä’s Vaasa Factory in Finland.
"China is the world’s third largest shipbuilding country. Wärtsilä, for its part, is the world’s leading supplier of marine propulsion systems and marine engines. It is important for us that maritime university students in China have the opportunity to study world-class engine technology", Mikael Mäkinen stated.