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Wärtsilä & MHI Strategic Alliance

Posted on September 29, 2005

Wärtsilä Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) have signed an agreement for a strategic alliance in the field of two-stroke diesel engines. The two companies will share their resources and experience and various possibilities will be explored in research and development, as well as in the efficiency of production and distribution of jointly developed two-stroke diesel engines. The strategic alliance will be led by a Steering Committee and the chairman will be a representative of Wärtsilä while the vice chairman is a representative of MHI. This agreement is the continuation of the successful joint development of new 50 cm bore two-stroke engines started in 2004.

Wärtsilä and MHI both have wide portfolios of low-speed, two-stroke diesel engines. Wärtsilä's RTA and RT-flex engines cover the power range of 5000 to 80 000 kW and MHI's UE engines the range of 1120 to 46 800 kW. In addition to MHI's own developed UE engines, MHI has over the years been extensively involved in the building and testing of the two-stroke engines designed by Wärtsilä.

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