Wärtsilä has announced that it will deliver its 100th 34DF dual-fuel marine engine from its factory early this year.
This milestone delivery will form part of an order for three new large escort tugs being built for Østensjø Rederi. The ships will operate at Statoil's Melkøya terminal near Hammerfest in Norway.
The Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine can be operated on either LNG or conventional diesel fuels. The engine was upgraded in 2013 with a higher maximum continuous rating (MCR) and better efficiency than its earlier version, the first of which was delivered in 2010.
Lars Anderson, Vice President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: "This milestone delivery further emphasises the popularity of this engine and highlights Wärtsilä's leadership position in dual-fuel technology. These 100 engines do not include those delivered for land based energy generation applications. Within its power range, the Wärtsilä 34DF has become the workhorse of the marine industry, thanks to its superior reliability and lower operating costs. It is a highly efficient engine that is also making a notable contribution to environmental compliance."
Wärtsilä announced in January 2016 that it was set to deliver its 100th Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine later that month.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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