New Licensee In Japan For B&W Diesel Engines

Following negotiations between Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

and M.A.N.-B&W Diesel GmbH on behalf of B&W Diesel A/S, Copenhagen, a license agreement was signed recently authorizing the production of B&W twostroke diesels in Japan by Kawasaki.

The 10-year agreement includes all B&W two-stroke uniflow uniflow scavenged engines of the types K/L-GFCA and L/GB-GBE.

Three Japanese manufacturers will now be producing B&W twostroke engines. In addition to Kawasaki, Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Company, Ltd.

and Hitachi Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Ltd. are also B&W licensees.

In the Japanese market, B&W two-stroke engines have accounted for 50 percent of the engines ordered in the past two years.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 7,  Jul 1981

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