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Friday, November 8, 2019 

Wärtsilä has received a major order for a comprehensive package of equipment for two new ro-pax ferries being built at the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) yard in China.

The company says that the order came about as a reult of its industry-leading portfolio of products, systems and integrated solutions, which allows it to be a single-source provider for shipbuilding projects. There are options for an additional two vessels.

The full scope of the order includes four Wärtsilä 46 main engines, four Wärtsilä 20 auxiliary engines, and two hybrid V-SOx exhaust gas cleaning systems for each vessel. The total order value amounts to around €30 million.

“This is a very significant contract that once again emphasises Wärtsilä’s leading position as a total solutions provider to the cruise and ferry sector. Efficiency and operational flexibility are the pillars on which we build our products, with customer value and environmental compliance always as primary goals. We have engine manufacturing facilities in China close to the yard, and this local support is another strength as we build global partnerships,” said Stefan Nysjö, VP Marine Power Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine.

The two new 2500-passenger ferries will replace four existing ro-pax ships. Each ferry will have more than 3800 freight lane metres for vehicles. The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in the beginning of 2021.

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