A dramatic increase in orders was experienced by Wärtsilä NSD Corp. for marine diesel engines in China during the first part of this year totaling more than $36.5 million. Just this past March, the company received orders for a total of 115,000 kW of four-stroke engines and 33,200 kW of two-stroke engines.
Specific projects filled by the company included main and auxiliary engines for the second RoPax vessel for Rederi AB Gotland, Sweden, at Guangzhou International Shipyard. This vessel will be equipped with four Wärtsilä 12V46C main engines, each of 12,600 kW at 500 rev/min, and three Wärtsilä 9L20C auxiliaries, of 1,530 kW each at 900 rev/min.
The company is also supplying the auxiliary engines on five VLCCs contracted at Dalian New Shipyard for National Iranian Tanker CO. Wärtsilä will provide 15 of its 9L20 type engines.