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First Wärtsilä X35 Engine Successfully Started

Posted on November 21, 2011

The first of the new electronically controlled Wärtsilä X35 low-speed engines has been successfully started, the company said. The running engine was introduced to an audience of invited guests during a ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Yuchai Marine Power Co. Ltd (YCMP) plant in China. YCMP, a Wärtsilä licensee since October 2009, is a part of the Yuchai Machinery Group.

The Wärtsilä X35 is a new Wärtsilä engine that, together with the Wärtsilä X40, will cover the small-bore end of the market, a segment where the company has not been present for a number of years.

Wärtsilä launched its new low-speed X-generation engine series in May 2011. This series employs Wärtsilä’s common rail RT-flex technology, and incorporates additional features, such as an extra long stroke for improved fuel economy and operational flexibility.

The first Wärtsilä X35 engine was produced at YCMP's new 48,000 m2 factory, which is one of Wärtsilä's low speed engine licensees, located in Zhuhai on the southern estuary of the Zhujiang Delta in Guangdong Province.

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