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Wärtsilä produces marine diesel engines

Wärtsilä has expanded its range of marine diesel engines in partnership with Mitsubishi.

Wärtsilä has expanded its range of marine diesel engines in partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

The company, which specialises in ship power solutions, launched two low-speed engines in Switzerland last month. The products have a 3500-9000kW power range and are designed for small and medium commercial vessels, such as handysize bulk carriers, feeder container ships, product tankers and small LPG carriers.

"The market for the new engines in such vessels is worldwide, although there is a greater volume of such newbuildings from shipyards in East Asia, especially China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam," said Martin Wernli, president of Wärtsilä Switzerland.

"The key benefits of the new engines will be in compliance with IMO Tier II emissions regulations, low fuel consumption, low cylinder oil feed rate, high reliability, and long times between overhauls.

They will also be able to provide optimum fits to the ships in terms of power, propeller speed, dimensions, weight and electrical power consumption, as well as being competitive in manufacturing costs."

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