Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets from 60 to 2850 kWe

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 30 September 2004 at 11:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation has introduced a new comprehensive range of Wärtsilä Auxpac medium- and high-speed standard marine generating sets.

The Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets are supplied as pre-commissioned standard packages that ensure the availability of electrical power in sufficient quantity as and when needed. Through modularisation, the new generating sets can be built to a high, comprehensive specification for a market competitive price. Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets provide easy installation, easy operation and low operating costs and thus bring superlative benefits for both shipbuilders and shipowners.

Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets cover an electrical power output of 60 to 2850 kWe for either 50 or 60 Hz operation. The high-speed range covers an output range from 60 to 1630 kWe, while the medium-speed range covers an output range from 520 to 2850 kWe.
The medium-speed generating set range running on heavy fuel is based on Wärtsilä 20 and 26 engines which are well proven in shipboard auxiliary service, and are supplied for operation on the same heavy fuel oil as the ship’s main engines. The high-speed Auxpac range running on MGO is based on the cooperation with Volvo Penta through which Wärtsilä will sell and service large Volvo Penta engines for commercial shipping applications.

The Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets are well outfitted, being self supporting for ancillary systems. The generating sets are supplied complete, ready for installation. The fully assembled sets are put through a rigorous factory-acceptance test which includes full parallel running when multiple sets are being supplied.

The Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets include more than hardware. Easy-to-use documentation is provided for all commercial and technical aspects, and it is tailored for each individual delivery. The documentation, including all related drawings, can be supplied in either digital or printed form, while digital drawings can be in various formats, such as DXF or Tribon. Operating and maintenance manuals can also be supplied in a choice of formats, conventional paper copies, in interactive electronic versions and as on-line service.

Wärtsilä provides project management and experienced marine engineering to support the design and installation. Installation and commissioning procedures are standardised and well documented which allow shipyard staff to build up their proficiency and ensure trouble-free start to shipboard service.

Wärtsilä also provides full service support for the Wärtsilä Auxpac generating set range including commissioning, maintenance and spare parts. Complete kits of original spare parts ease service and maintenance onboard. The Wärtsilä service organization with more than 6000 professionals worldwide enables the best support for Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets anywhere at any time.

Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets have already attracted considerable interest worldwide from shipbuilders and shipowners alike. Wärtsilä has received the first orders for Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets.

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