‘Jewel in the crown’ is how Wärtsilä Corporation CEO Björn Rosengren described his company’s Wärtsilä 32 medium speed marine diesel engine in the course of a recent wide-ranging interview for Maritime Reporter. He made this remark in the context that Wärtsilä is currently building up a new joint-venture factory in Nantong for assembly of the Wärtsilä 32 and Wärtsilä 26 engines for the Chinese market. That he should accord pride of place to the 320-mm cylinder bore four-stroke engine amongst Wärtsilä’s treasury of propulsion power assets is not surprising, bearing in mind the vital part this engine has played in Wärtsilä's international success story, as will be seen.
'Jewel in the Crown' – Wärtsilä 32 Marine Diesel Engine: Photo credit: Wärtsilä Corporation
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