Wärtsilä Sees Increased Order Activity
Wärtsilä recently announced several orders for its newly introduced Wärtsilä RT-flex82T low-speed engine. Orders for a total of 30 seven-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex82T engines have been received in recent months.
The new 82 cm bore, Wärtsilä RT-flex82T low-speed marine engine completed the type approval test carried out at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea. This test was carried out in the presence of representatives from the major classification societies. The first engine was installed in a very large crude carrier (VLCC) built by HHI. The tested 7-cylinder RT-flex82T has a maximum continuous power of 31 640 kW at 76 r/min. .
The four 82-cm bore engine types in Wärtsilä's portfolio, the RT-flex82C, RTA82C, RT-flex82T and RTA82T, are designed to offer the same economic and environmental benefits to different vessel types, according to their operating requirements. The program was first introduced in November 2005, and all versions are based upon a common platform with as many parts as possible being shared. This enables benefits of rationalisation in design and manufacturing, optimized manufacturability, and spare part stocks.
The Wärtsilä RT-flex engines feature common-rail technology. This technology offers greater parameters for propulsion plants with optimum cost efficiencies for large tankers and very large bulk carriers. In the currently challenging marine market conditions, such efficiencies are seen as offering notable economic and environmental benefits to ship owners and operators.
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