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Wärtsilä hits century with dual-fuel engine design

Wärtsilä hits century with dual-fuel engine design
In a milestone for the dual fuel engine market Wärtsilä has sold 100 34DF dual-fuel engines, to be delivered from the factory in early 2016.

Delivery of the latest engines represents part of an order for three new large escort tugs being built for Norwegian operator Østensjø Rederi, to be operated at Statoil's Melkøya terminal near Hammerfest, Norway.

Wärtsilä claims that the 100 installations of engines capable of burning LNG will be a “major contributor to the marine industry's move into the gas age."

"This milestone delivery further emphasises the popularity of this engine and highlights Wärtsilä's leadership position in dual-fuel technology. These 100 engines do not include those delivered for land based energy generation applications,” said Lars Anderson, vp at Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

The Wärtsilä 34DF was upgraded in 2013 with a higher MCR (maximum continuous rating) and better efficiency than its earlier version, the first of which was delivered in 2010.

“Within its power range, the Wärtsilä 34DF has become the workhorse of the marine industry, thanks to its superior reliability and lower operating costs. It is a highly efficient engine that is also making a notable contribution to environmental compliance,” said Anderson.