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Wärtsilä Receives Orders For Engines, Upgrade Kits

Posted on July 13, 2010

Wärtsilä has received two marine-based orders. The company will supply 80 main engines for bunkering tankers being built for the Brightoil Petroleum Group (BPG) in China and install 34 slow steaming upgrade kits to ships owned by A.P. Moller Maersk Group (APMM).

BPG has ordered 40 bunkering tankers, each to be powered by two, six-cylinder inline Wärtsilä 20 medium-speed engines. The first 10 engines will be delivered between December and June 2011. Wärtsilä also has signed an eight-year spare parts and technical services agreement with BPG for the engines. The order is worth more than US$29 million (€23 million), according to Wärtsilä.

The 34 ships that will be fitted with the slow steaming upgrade kits are powered by Wärtsilä RT-flex96C and RTA96C main engines with 10, 11 and 12 cylinders. According to Wärtsilä, the kits will help the ships save between 3 to 7% on fuel costs.

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