Five new 14,500 TEU container vessels currently under construction for China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO) will be powered by twenty Wärtsilä Auxpac 32 generating sets.
The order was placed in January 2015 with Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co. Ltd, Wärtsilä’s joint venture company. Delivery of the engines will commence in mid-2016.
Wärtsilä’s engine won the contract thanks to its high performance in terms of reliability, fuel efficiency, as well as availability.
“This is a very important order that marks the re-establishment of Wärtsilä generating sets within the container vessel market,” says Mr Roger Holm, Senior Vice Precident, Wärtsilä Ship Power. “We are also very pleased to be working with COSCO, a major player in the industry as well as a company with which we have enjoyed a long and successful cooperation.”
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