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Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä introduces new fuel pump for efficient and environmentally sustainable gas operations

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 9 April 2015 at 10 am EET

The latest addition to Wärtsilä's portfolio of gas pumps has been introduced.
The new Wärtsilä Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) has been developed in close
cooperation with designers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel systems to
support gas fuelled engines that achieve greater efficiency.

The new Wärtsilä pump offers a number of advantages, including having no tank
connections below liquid level, no electrical components inside the tank, and
hardly any contribution to the generation of boil off gas. Having less heat
and pressure build up in the fuel tank makes the new pump very safe, while in
harsher operating conditions it also maintains the pressure, thereby ensuring
a continuous gas flow to the LNG fuelled engine.

The Wärtsilä Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump is designed to be compatible with
Wärtsilä's LNGPac fuel bunkering and supply system, and in accordance with
regulations covering vessels operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). The
pump can also be used with other types of fuel, such as ethane and methanol.

"This new addition to our pump portfolio is one more important enabler for the
use of LNG as a safe and viable marine fuel. The design is based on the
company's huge competence and depth of experience in pump technology, and
will ensure a steady, safe, and reliable supply of gas to the engine
regardless of weather or thermal conditions. Needless to say, it meets all
the latest environmental and efficiency requirements," says Henrik Sorensen,
Managing Director, Wärtsilä Svanehøj.

There are currently more than 5000 Wärtsilä Svanehøj deepwell gas pumps in
operation around the globe. This latest version is designed for a service
life of at least 25,000 operating hours or five year service intervals. It
also has a contingency in place should something unexpected happen, whereby
the pump can be serviced under Wärtsilä's three service area concept, which
enables access to the motor, bearing and pump - even with gas pressure in the
tank. Importantly, the electric motor is situated outside the fuel tank to
eliminate excess heat and pressure. Conventional pumps with the motor
installed inside the fuel tank transfer as much as 70 percent of the
electrical energy as heat to the LNG.

Link to more information about the Wärtsilä Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump:
The Wärtsilä Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump on

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Caption: The new Wärtsilä Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) has been developed to
support gas fuelled engines achieve greater efficiency and environmental

Media contacts:

Mr Jim Rise
Sales Development Manager, Wärtsilä Svanehøj
Wärtsilä Ship Power
Tel: +45 9637 2279

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Ship Power
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.


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire


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