Wärtsilä 64 Engine Ordered for New Containership
Wärtsilä has received a repeat order for a Wärtsilä 64 engine from Hamburg-based shipyard J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH & Co. The engine will be installed in a new multipurpose containership being built for the German owner Reederei H.P. Wegener. The engine will be delivered in September 2005 and the vessel is scheduled for delivery in March 2006. Wegener has a current fleet of four containerships which are operated by the Finnish charterers in the Baltic and North Sea. The Wärtsilä 64 is the largest engine type in Wärtsilä's series of medium-speed engines.
The ship's service speed is 20.5 knots. The length between perpendiculars is 144.30 m, the width is 21.75 m, and design draught is 8.35 m and the maximum draught is 8.94 m. The ship will have a deadweight of 13 400 dwt and a container component capacity for 45 feet container transport. The ship can also carry bulk cargo in all cargo holds. The ship is built to ice class E3 with unmanned machinery space and classed by Germanischer Lloyd. It will be registered under German flag.