Wärtsilä receives first two orders for new Wärtsilä X62 engine

By Peter Pospiech at August 12, 2013 10:56
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems
Wärtsilä has received its first two orders, a total of seven engines, for their X62 2-stroke low speed engine. The X62 is a midsize engine tailor made for Panamax Bulk Carriers, Aframax or Long Range 2 (LR2) Tankers and Container feeders. It is part of the new engine generation X 2-stroke engine family which was recently introduced to the market. According to the contracts, the main engines will be supplied to power:  - Four new LR2 tankers being built for Kyklades Maritime Corporation, a Greek ship owner, at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (HHI) in South Korea.  - Three bulk carriers for Suisse-Atlantique, the Switzerland based global fleet operator, to be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard's (HMD) facilities in Vietnam.   The vessels will be of the new Ecodesign developed by the yards to reduce fuel consumption and emissions substantially compared to previous tonnage. Both orders were signed during the second quarter of 2013 and the engines will be manufactured... [More]

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