Wärtsilä X72 and X62 performance tests

17 Jun 2014
Wärtsilä X72

Wärtsilä X72

Both the Wärtsilä X72 and X62 two-stroke engines have recently successfully passed important type approval tests that verify various performance criteria.

The Type Approval Test (TAT) for the Wärtsilä X72 took place at the premises of Wärtsilä's licensee, Doosan Engine Co Ltd, in Changwon, South Korea, followed by a successful sea trial carried out by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC).

An important feature of the testing was meeting the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) standards. With a single engine powering the propeller, the engine must be capable of continuous operation under all conditions.

Meanwhile, the first Wärtsilä X62 engine has successfully passed its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT). This milestone verifies that the engine fulfils the design criteria for performance and functioning, and that it has been accepted by both the customer, Kyklades Maritime Corporation, as well as by the classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

The tests were carried out at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine and Machinery Division (HHI - EMD) factory in South Korea, where a series of four engines is being produced under license from Wärtsilä for Kyklades. The engines have been ordered to power four 115k Aframax Product Carriers being built by the HHI Gunsan shipyard.

The Wärtsilä X72 and Wärtsilä X62 engines cover the mid-bore end of the market. Typical applications include Panamax to Capesize bulk carriers (60,000 to 210,000 dwt), Aframax to Suezmax tankers (80,000 to 200,000 dwt), and container feeder vessels (1600 to 4500 teu).

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