Wärtsilä has announced that it is set to deliver its 100th Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine this month.
This milestone delivery is part of a shipment of three 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF engines for a Ropax ferry under construction at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland for BC Ferries. This is the second in a series of three ferries being built for the same customer.
Stefan Wiik, Vice President, Engines, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: "Once again, the advantages of Wärtsilä's dual-fuel technology, and the fuel flexibility and environmental benefits delivered by this technology, have been emphasised with this milestone 100th delivery. The Wärtsilä 20DF shows that these benefits are as important for auxiliary applications, such as generating sets, as they are for main engine applications."
The Wärtsilä dual-fuel engine capability enables ships to be operated on either conventional liquid marine fuels (LFO, HFO or liquid bio fuel) or LNG. The switch between fuels can be made without loss of power or speed, enabling compliance with emission regulations in controlled areas.
The 100th Wärtsilä 20DF engine is to undergo its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) within the coming weeks with representatives from BC Ferries in attendance.
Mark Wilson, Vice President, Engineering, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., said: "We congratulate Wärtsilä on this milestone delivery. We take our responsibilities for environmental compliance very seriously, which is why these additions to our ferry fleet will operate primarily on LNG. The Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology is highly advanced and well proven, and we are confident that the Wärtsilä 20DF engines are the right choice for this application."
Edited from various sources by Callum O'Reilly
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