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Wärtsilä Defense wins 29.2 million dollar submarine propulsor contract with US Navy

Wärtsilä Defense, Inc.,
April 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM E. Europe Standard Time

Wärtsilä Defense Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia, was awarded a $29,250,000 contract for the design, development, and testing of pre-prototype propulsor hardware and propulsor test component hardware for future US submarines. This contract provides manufacturing design drawings, engineering, program management, fabrication and assembly of pre-prototype propulsors, propulsor components and propulsor test components for research and development purposes.

This contract combines purchases for the Navy (90 percent); and the government of Australia (10 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Chesapeake, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by April 2022. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD), Bethesda, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

“This contract will continue to strengthen our relationship with the Navy, and just as important, Wärtsilä will be on the cutting edge of future submarine propulsor development and manufacturing. The award represents a significant role that Wärtsilä will play in the future of submarine propulsion systems design. We are pleased to support NSWCCD. By working together we can provide a valuable service to the submarine community,” says Bryan Rutter, President, Wärtsilä Defense Inc.

Media contacts:

Mr. Bryan Rutter
Wärtsilä Defense Inc.
Tel: (757) 966-5440

Mr. Dave Olszewski
Director, Business Development
Wärtsilä Defense Inc.
Tel: (757) 966-5405

Mr. Bobby Heninger
Director, Operations Management
Wärtsilä Defense Inc.
Tel: (757) 966-5436

Wärtsilä in brief:
Wartsila is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wartsila's net sales totaled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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