Wärtsilä to supply engines for Bangkok-max container ships

Marine power sources provider Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply the main engines for the first series of eight Bangkok-max container ships being built at the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China, thus establishing these engines as the standard for this type of vessel.

The ships will serve as feeder vessels in Asian waters.

The scope of supply includes eight Wärtsilä RT-flex60C main engines, which will be built by a Wärtsilä licensee, Hudong Heavy Machinery (HHM), based in Shanghai.

In meeting the needs of the new Bangkok-max container vessel design, the Wärtsilä RT-flex engine technology is claimed to offer excellent fuel consumption, reliability and the possibility to incorporate environmental upgrades at a later date.