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Wartsila bags massive Brightoil order

Wartsila bags massive Brightoil order

Shenzhen: Wartsila, the marine industry's leading ship power systems integrator, is to supply the main engines for 40 new bunkering tankers being built for the Brightoil Petroleum Group (BPG), China. In terms of the number of engines, this is one of the largest-ever orders received by Wartsila Ship Power. It has a total value of more than EUR 23 million. This order for a total of 80 Wartsila 20 engines has been included in the order book already earlier but is clear to be published only now. BPG has recently signed the contract for the 10 first bunkering tankers with a shipyard in Zhejiang, China. These vessels will be launched in June 2012. ?BPG is a listed company in Hong Kong, licensed by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China for specialised business in the petroleum industry. The company has ordered a total of 40 bunkering tankers, each to be powered by two 6-cylinder in-line Wartsila 20 medium-speed engines. Delivery of the first 10 engines is scheduled to take place between December 2010 and June 2011. Wartsila has also signed an 8-year spare parts and technical services agreement with BPG for all 80 engines.?"Wartsila has a fine reputation for both quality and reliability, and is able to support its customers and ship power solutions with a truly global service network. We are, therefore, very pleased to co-operate with Wartsila in this major project," said Mr. Tan Bo, Vice President of BPG.?The bunkering tankers will be of two sizes, 4100 dwt and 7000 dwt, and both designs have the same power configuration utilizing a twin-screw propulsion solution. Some of the vessels will operate in Chinese waters and will be CCS classified. The remainder will trade in international waters and be classified by Bureau Veritas (BV). BPG will itself operate the vessels.  [14/07/10]

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