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5 new COSCO container ships to feature Wärtsilä engines

Five new 14500-TEU container ships being built for COSCO will be powered by 20 Wärtsilä Auxpac 32 generating sets, according to a Wärtsilä statement.

The ships are being built at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group yard, a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation. Wärtsilä said delivery of the engines is expected in mid-2016.

"This is a very important order that marks the re-establishment of Wärtsilä generating sets within the container vessel market," said Roger Holm, senior vice president, Wärtsilä Ship Power. "The Wärtsilä Auxpac 32 engine with its excellent reliability and fuel efficiency is highly suited to this application. We are also very pleased to be working

with COSCO, a company with whom we have enjoyed a long and successful cooperation, and a major player in the industry."

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