Factory Test Passed
Wärtsilä X72 accepted by Lloyd's Register of Shipping; suited for broad range of ships
Wärtsilä’s first ever X72 mid-bore, low-speed engine has successfully passed the factory acceptance test. This milestone verifies that the engine fulfills the design criteria for performance and functioning, and that it has been accepted by the customer and the Lloyd's Register of Shipping classification society.
The Wärtsilä X72 features an electronically time-controlled, common-rail technology, and a flexible fuel injection and exhaust valve operation that reduces fuel consumption. The system also permits stable running speeds down to 12% of the nominal speed, smokeless operation and improved control of emissions. The X72 is highly suited to a broad range of ship types including Capesize bulk carriers, Suezmax tankers, and Feeder/Panamax container ships, Wärtsilä said.
The tests were carried out at the Doosan Engine Co. Ltd. factory in South Korea, where the engines are being produced under license from Wärtsilä. Following the completion of this first engine, production is being ramped up with orders at several licensees, and the next engine's factory acceptance test is already scheduled for February 2014.