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Etteplan to design new generation engine testing system for China

Media release.
Published: 26-Aug-2013 08:47 am
Publisher: Etteplan Oyj

- Engines manufactured by the new joint-venture company Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Company for China’s growing markets will be tested at the company’s testing facility

The Chinese engine manufacturer Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co. Ltd (WYEC) has ordered engineering design from Etteplan for an engine testing facility for WYEC’s new plant in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province. WYEC is a joint-venture company established by Wärtsilä Corporation and Yuchai Marine Power Engine Co. Ltd in December 2012 to manufacture medium-speed marine engines to serve the shipbuilding industry. Production is scheduled to begin in 2014.

The testing facility planned for China will be able to test several engine types across a broad range of outputs. Etteplan will handle the electrical and automation engineering for the new testing facility, and will be in charge of project management and finding local co-operation partners.

“Etteplan has long-term experience of China’s markets and engineering requirements, as well as special expertise in transferring technology to China. Our decision was furthermore influenced by the high quality of Etteplan’s engineering projects in China and the company’s ability to meet tight schedules,” says WYEC’s Managing Director, Stefan Wiik.

Etteplan’s Finnish units in Vaasa, Kouvola, Vantaa, and Oulu and its Chinese units in Shanghai and Kunshan are all involved in the engineering work. “This project for WYEC is an excellent example of our ability to offer our customers the best possible know-how, combining our strengths from Europe and China,” says Veikko Lamminen, SVP, Operations, Finland.

For more information, please contact:

Veikko Lamminen
SVP, Operations Finland
Etteplan Oyj
Tel. +358 50 573 4377

Outi-Maria Liedes
SVP, Communications & Operational Development
Etteplan Oyj
Tel. +358 40 756 9620

Etteplan in brief

Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.

In 2012, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 134.5 million. The company currently has about 1,800 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker.


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