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Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä 20DF engine attains milestone 100 deliveries

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 19 January 2016 at 9.30 am EET

The 100thWärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine is to be delivered this month, just
3,5 years after the first one was shipped from the factory. This milestone
delivery is part of a shipment of three 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF engines for
a Ropax ferry under construction at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland for
Canadian operator, BC Ferries. This is the second in a series of three
ferries being built for the same customer.

"Once again, the advantages of Wärtsilä's dual-fuel technology, and the fuel
flexibility and environmental benefits delivered by this technology, have
been emphasised with this milestone 100thdelivery. The Wärtsilä 20DF shows
that these benefits are as important for auxiliary applications, such as
generating sets, as they are for main engine applications," says Stefan Wiik,
Vice President, Engines, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

The Wärtsilä 20DF engine is a development from the well proven and highly
reliable Wärtsilä 20 diesel engine that was introduced in the early 1990s.
The DF version is a compact unit that extends the dual-fuel technology
benefits to cover the entire power range. The Wärtsilä dual-fuel engine
capability enables ships to be operated on either conventional liquid marine
fuels (LFO, HFO or liquid bio fuel) or LNG. The switch between fuels can be
made seamlessly without loss of power or speed. Such fuel flexibility enables
compliance with emission regulations in controlled areas, while giving
operators the option of determining the fuel according to cost and

When operating in gas mode, the Wärtsilä 20DF engine is already compliant with
IMO Tier III regulations without any secondary exhaust gas purification
systems. Also, when fuelled by gas, the SOx and CO2 emissions are notably
reduced and smokeless operation is attained.

The 100thWärtsilä 20DF engine is to undergo its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)
within the coming weeks with representatives from BC Ferries in attendance.

"We congratulate Wärtsilä on this milestone delivery. We take our
responsibilities for environmental compliance very seriously, which is why
these additions to our ferry fleet will operate primarily on liquefied
natural gas. The Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology is highly advanced and well
proven, and we are confident that the Wärtsilä 20DF engines are the right
choice for this application," says Mark Wilson, Vice President, Engineering,
British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

Link to related information on wartsila.com:
The Wärtsilä 20DF engine

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Caption: The Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine reaches milestone of 100

Media contacts:

Mr Stefan Wiik
Vice President, Engines
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel: +39 040 319 5149

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439

Wärtsilä in brief:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the
marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total
efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of
the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately
17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in
nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki, Finland.


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Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire


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