Diamond job for Wartsila

28 Oct 2005

Wärtsilä has been awarded contracts to supply RT-flex50 common-rail low-speed engines, propellers and Auxpac generating sets to Goodearth Maritime Ltd of Chennai, India, for the six 53,000 dwt handymax bulk carriers.

For each ship, Wärtsilä will deliver a six-cylinder RT-flex50 common-rail low-speed engine with a maximum continuous power of 9,720 kW at 124 rpm, together with a Wärtsilä fixed-pitch propeller and three 645 kWe Auxpac generating sets. These are the first Diamond 53 ships to be equipped with RT-flex50 common-rail engines.

The ships have been contracted by Goodearth Maritime at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd in Visakhapatnam, India, for delivery in the summer 2007 onwards. They are of the Diamond 53 design of the Cardiff-based Graig Group. In addition to the vessel design, Graig is providing Goodearth Maritime with yard supervision, assistance with equipment procurement and yard consultancy services.

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