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First Auxpac Gen-sets for Chinese Vessel

Posted on May 25, 2005

Wärtsilä Corporation delivered the first two of its new Auxpac generating sets last April. These Auxpac 20 generating sets, both of six-cylinder configuration, were supplied from the Wärtsilä factory in Vaasa, Finland to Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co Ltd, China, for installation on a new 4000 tonne heavy-lifting ship being built at the Jing Jiang Eastern Shipyard for Guangzhou Salvage Bureau (under MOC). The vessel measures 167.5 m long overall, 165 m long BP, 48 m in breadth, and 16 m deep, with a draught of 11.5 m. The heavy lifter will be delivered in April 2006.

Wärtsilä will also deliver three 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engines for diesel-electric propulsion for the same vessel as well as two Lips steerable thrusters of 1500 kW each for propulsion running in Lips HR nozzles, and one Lips tunnel thruster. This propulsion package was ordered last autumn.

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