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Wärtsilä X72 Engines To Power Six Vessels

Delivery scheduled for early 2014

Posted on October 12, 2012

Wärtsilä will supply its recently introduced Wärtsilä X72 licensed engines to power six new vessels for two Singapore-based shipping companies.

Wärtsilä equipment will be installed on four container vessels that Pacific International Lines (PIL) has ordered from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC), in China, and on two bulk carriers being built by Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (BSHIC), also in China.

The Wärtsilä X72 has been selected as the main engine for these ships, with delivery of the first engines scheduled for early 2014.

Wärtsilä launched its low-speed Generation X engine series in May 2011 with two mid-sized engines, the Wärtsilä X62 and Wärtsilä X72, designed specifically for merchant vessels that use mid-size, low-speed engines, such as Panamax to Capesize bulk carriers; Aframax to Suezmax tankers; and Feeder to Panamax container vessels.