Wärtsilä has announced that it has received orders for 56 Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines in the first half of 2015. The engines will be used in 14 new LNG carriers being built for four different owners.
With these contracts, Wärtsilä has received orders for nearly 100 such engines from the three major South Korean shipyards, since it was re-launched with a higher maximum continuous rating (MCR) in 2013. The LNG carriers are being built for European, US, and Asian owners.
Lars Anderson, Vice President, Engine Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: “The Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine is a powerful, versatile, and efficient engine that is helping shipping move into the gas age. The impressive track record of 100 engines sold in a two year period speaks for itself. While the success has been universal, with contracts from yards and owners globally, the fact that the world’s largest shipbuilding nation, South Korea, is increasingly opting for the Wärtsilä 34DF is especially gratifying.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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