Wartsila And Keppel Shipyard To Manufacture Diesels In Singapore

Oy Wartsila Ab, Finland, and Keppel Shipyard, Singapore, in a joint venture have formed Wartsila Power Singapore (Pte) Ltd., for the manufacture of diesel engines in Singapore. The company will produce and market Vasa 22 diesel engines and handle the marketing of other Wartsila engine types in ASEAN countries and the Far East.

Clas-Eirik Strand of Wartsila's Vasa Factory has been appointed managing director of the company. Mr. Strand joined the Vasa Factory in 1975, and has acted as technical manager of the Diesel Department since 1980. He will move to Singapore next year.

Bjorn Chydenius has been named assistant managing director of the company. Mr.

Chydenius has been in charge of the Wartsila Singapore Office since 1977, and will continue in that position.

Pertti Hekkala, sales manager at the Vasa Factory, will be marketing manager of the new company.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Sep 1981 Mississippi

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