Wärtsilä will start servicing and selling large Volvo Penta engines
for commercial shipping applications, initially in selected markets
and later globally.
Volvo Penta has broadened its engine range to cover commercial
vessels and the company now offers engines for increasingly large
vessels for both main engine and auxiliary engine duties. The largest
engines have outputs of 2,000 horsepower (1,470 kW). Wärtsilä marine
engines are considerably larger than these, the largest having
outputs of 108,920 horsepower (80,080 kW) .
Wärtsilä is the world's leading supplier of ship power and propulsion
systems. The respective product ranges of the two companies
complement each other very well.
"Including the large Volvo Penta marine
engines in our product and
service offering marks a significant step for Wärtsilä. In the past
two years Wärtsilä has expanded its Service business with the
acquisition of several companies for its Ciserv group. This
cooperation agreement with Volvo Penta is an important addition to
the Total Service Provider concept," commented Tage Blomberg, Group
Vice President, Service Division.
"The cooperation strengthens Volvo Penta's position very
significantly as an engine supplier within commercial shipping," says
Göran Gummeson, responsible for Volvo Penta's marine engines.
"Wärtsilä has a worldwide reputation in the industry, in terms of
products as well as service, and we believe that through this
agreement we can strengthen both companies' total customer offering."
Volvo Penta's engine deliveries to Wärtsilä will comprise mainly the
engines in the output range of 300 to 2,000 horsepower (220 to 1,470