Eight New Chinese Vessels to Be Powered By Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply its Wärtsilä Auxpac 32 generating sets for eight new 13500 TEU container vessels being built for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). Four generating sets are needed for each vessel, making a total of 32 sets in all. The order was placed in March 2016 with Wärtsilä's joint venture company, CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co Ltd (CWEC). The ships have been ordered from the Hudong-Zhonghua yard in China.
The total power output from the contracted Wärtsilä engines will exceed 100 MW. Delivery of the engines to the yard will commence in the first half of 2017.
The customer's requirements for these vessels were reliability, economic fuel consumption and high availability. The powerful Wärtsilä Auxpac 32 engine is capable of meeting these requirements.
"I would like to congratulate CWEC on winning this important order. It represents further evidence of our strong position in China's shipbuilding market and our ability to provide local project support. The Wärtsilä Auxpac 32 engine is a good choice for this application since its design parameters are very much in line with the operational profile needs of the vessels. We are also very pleased to be working with CSCL, a company with whom we have enjoyed a long and successful cooperation," says Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.
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