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HHI tests new Wärtsilä low-speed marine engine

HHI tests new Wärtsilä low-speed marine engine

Ulsan: Licensee Hyundai Heavy Industries has successfully completed the official shop test of the first of the latest Wärtsilä RT-flex82C common-rail marine engine type developed by the Finnish based propulsion group at its Ulsan works in Korea.
 
The seven-cylinder engine has a maximum continuous power of 31,640 kW at 102 rpm. It will be installed in a 3600 TEU container ship being built by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd of Korea.
 
The RT-flex82C is one of four new 820 mm-bore low-speed marine engine types developed by Wärtsilä. With two piston strokes, they have been developed on the basis of a common platform and sharing as many parts as possible to bring benefits of rationalization in the design and manufacturing, lowering manufacturing costs, and rationalizing also spare parts stocks. They are designed to be ideal prime movers for a variety of ship types, including Panamax-sized container ships, typically up to 5000 TEU capacity, and large tankers, namely VLCCs and ULCCs of 200,000 dwt to more than 350,000 dwt, as well as very large bulk, ore and combination carriers.
 
Three other engines of the 820 mm-bore type with an eight-cylinder configuration have also been manufactured by Hyundai and tested between April and September. The third of these eight-cylinder RTA82C engines successfully completed a type approval test on 11 September 2008 as representative of the RT-flex82C and RTA82C engine types. The type approval test was witnessed by representatives of all the major classification societies.  [25/09/08]

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