News:Global Whispers

CSSC Wartsila opens new engine factory in China

CSSC Wartsila Engine Co (CWEC), a joint venture firm between Wartsila and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has opened a new production factory in Lingang, Shanghai.

The new facility spans 20,000 square metres and is China’s first facility that is capable of manufacturing large-bore, medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines.

CWEC said it has received orders to produce more than 70 engine units for use in containerships, oil tankers, multipurpose vessels, offshore vessels, LNG carriers, cruise ferries and so forth. The factory has a planned production capacity of 180 engines per year.

Jaakko Eskola, president and ceo of Wartsila, commented: “Being close to our customers in order to serve them better is central to Wärtsilä’s global strategy. We are, therefore, extremely pleased to officially open this modern production facility, the first in China capable of producing dual-fuel engines, which will serve China’s shipbuilding industry with high quality, technologically advanced Wärtsilä marine engines.”

CWEC also announced the signing of three engine supply deals, separately with Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding, Shanghai Waigoaqiao Shipbuilding and Ningo Xinle Shipbuilding.

The joint venture CWEC is 51% owned by CSSC and 49% by Wartsila.

DSC_8215.JPG

Jaakko Eskola, president and ceo of Wartsila

1083577639.jpg

The new CWEC production plant located in Lingang, Shanghai

Posted 10 January 2017

© Copyright 2017 Seatrade (UBM (UK) Ltd). Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Seatrade.

Lee Hong Liang

Lee Hong Liang
Asia Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime

NEW DOWNLOAD: The guide to the 2020 IMO 0.5% fuel sulphur regulation

Explore the few options Shipowners have to choose from to comply with the regulation, while refiners are expected to make changes to refinery configuration and production in response to market demand.

Contents:

  • Executive summary
  • On the receiving end - shipping 
  • What it means for the refiners
  • Shipping options
  • Conclusions

This guide also provides you with the information you need to know regarding bunker fuel supply, as the availability landscape is set to change when IMO’s global 0.5% fuel sulphur content cap regulation is enforced from 2020. 

Click here to download the whitepaper now and explore the options available to the industry.