Research and development and product launches
In March, Wärtsilä introduced the new Wärtsilä 46DF engine. The benefits of the new engine include lower fuel consumption in gas and diesel fuel mode, higher output, and attractive lifecycle costs compared to other alternatives currently available on the market.
Wärtsilä’s Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service received service level recognition by DNV-GL in February. Wärtsilä is the first company to attain this type of recognition from three of the major classification societies, namely the American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd's Register, and DNV-GL.
In January, the first ever Wärtsilä X72 mid-bore, low-speed engine successfully passed the factory acceptance test at the Doosan Engine Co. Ltd. factory in South Korea. This milestone verifies that the engine fulfils the design criteria for performance and functioning, and that it has been accepted by both the customer and the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping classification society.