Wärtsilä 50DF Engines – Major Orders Placed

Excerpt from August 6 Press Release from Wärtsilä:

Wärtsilä-Hyundai Engine Company Ltd., the new joint venture between Wärtsilä and Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, has received a major order. The order calls for a total of 16 Wärtsilä 50DF-engines for four ships to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries. The contract also includes an option of four more engines for a fifth vessel. The order is recorded in the order book of Wärtsilä-Hyundai Engine Company Ltd.

The engines are to be installed on so called Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessels ordered by FLEX LNG. The first engine will be delivered in February 2010.

Read the full press release HERE

About the Wärtsilä 50DF:

The new Wärtsilä 50DF applies the sophisticated tri-fuel technology incorporated in the reliable and well-tried Wärtsilä 46 HFO engine. It can be run either on natural gas or on light fuel oil (LFO) or on heavy fuel oil (HFO). The engine can smoothly switch between fuels during engine operation and is designed to give the same output regardless of the fuel.

The engine operates on the lean-burn principle. Lean combustion enables high compression ratio which increases engine efficiency and reduces peak temperatures, and therefore also reduces NOx emissions.

Both the gas admission and pilot fuel injection are electronically controlled. The engine functions are controlled by an advanced automation system that allows optimum running conditions to be set independent of the ambient conditions or fuel.

via www.wartsila.com

Check out these links to previous gCaptian posts on Wärtsilä’s most mind boggling creations:

The Wartsila-Sulzer Super Engine

Starting the Wartsila – Video

A Fuel Cell for Ships