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.