Wartsila audit reveals marine engines fuel test deviations
Following an internal audit of test processes, Wärtsilä of Finland said it encountered deviations in certain fuel consumption measurement tests conducted for marine engines in its facility in Trieste, Italy.
The Finnish engine manufacturer said in a statement on Monday that the deviations are on average 1 percent of fuel consumption.
“A couple of hundreds of engines had been affected by the tests over several years” at the Wartsila Delivery Centre Trieste, President and CEO Jaakko Eskola said in a conference call on Monday.
“This is a hit to our brand and reputation and we need to concentrate in restoring confidence with all our stakeholders,” the CEO said.
Deviations were caused by “a number of personnel working against Wärtsilä’s work instructions and code of conduct,” Wärtsilä said in the statement.
It was added that a total of 2 percent of al Wärtsilä engine deliveries may have been affected, although, the company excluded power plant customers.
Wärtsilä added that all engines fulfilled the regulatory and classification society requirements while the vessel that may have potentially been affected have met all sea trial requirements.
Customer impact of the deviations is marginal, according to Wärtsilä, while the financial impact is not material.
LNG World News Staff