Now Yuchai has a marine division but nothing like what they're going to have with a non completing partner.(non-compete is the key words here)
"Wärtsilä and Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power sign licence agreement for manufacturing low-speed engines in China"
A few pulls from the article.
"The agreement grants Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power the right to manufacture all sizes of Wärtsilä RT-flex modern low-speed engine types at its new factory in Zhuhai City, Guangdong province. However, Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power will focus on engines of 35 to 50 cm cylinder bore. The main attraction of the new licence agreement for Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power is Wärtsilä’s programme of RT-flex engines with common-rail technology."
Humm, how big is a 50cm cylinder?...a piston that's about 19 5/8 in dynamiter
"The new licensee is located at Zhuhai City in Guangdong Province. Founded in 1951, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group, the parent company of the new licensee, is located at Yulin City in Guangxi province in south-west China. Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group is the largest manufacturer of and the market leader for automotive four-stroke diesel engines in China. The new licensee is building a new factory on a 330,000 m2 site at Fushan Industry Zone, Zhuhai City, for the manufacture of low-speed engines. The new factory will have an initial capacity to build engines with an aggregate output of about 1.2 million brake horsepower (885 MW), later increasing to three million bhp (2205 MW)."
How big is the new factory?...about 83 acres.
How many engines will it take to produce 3 million brake horsepower's worth? (brake horsepower is the rating of the engine before a gearbox, transmission, propeller,ect. is attached)
When will these huge engines start coming off the assembly line?....in about 7 months.
A very high margin endeavor.
GYMCL (Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company, Ltd.) is different than GYMGL (Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group, Ltd.)
The key words are "Company" versus "Group".
I don't think it is part of CYD.
I wish it were...but I don't think it is.
Who is Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power Co Ltd? It's a subsidiary of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd, - Invested by Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd. 公司位于美丽的“百岛之市”——珠海，由广西玉柴机器集团有限公司投资，生产和销售低速大功率船用柴油机。
Who is Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd? It's the parent company of Yuchai Group, and GYMCL (Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Co Ltd) is a subsidiary of Yuchai Group. WTF! - It's fishy. I don't like it. 玉柴机器集团有限公司（简称玉柴集团公司），是一家国有全资公司，是玉柴集团的母公司，玉柴集团公司采用母子公司组织架构，有效运用国有资产的多种实现形式，充分利用一切有利于发展的社会资源，形成了多种所有制友好共存共同发展的多样性所有制结构，是一家通过资产这一纽带实施战略、文化、品牌经营的大型现代企业集团。
Maybe you should chat with Peter about this subject. Everything I'm reading is pointing to GYMGL
"Wärtsilä Corporation and Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd, have jointly signed a licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä RT-flex low-speed marine diesel engines by Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power in China."
CYD does make marine engines, but "Zhuhai" is nowhere to be found in the 2009 Form 20-F Annual report.
There are 14 instances of the word "marine".
Here are the most relevant:
Marine (engines) YC6112, YC6015/08, YC4108C, YC6M, YC6A/6B, 6T, 6C
The 16 liter, 6-cylinder engine is used for marine propulsion, power generators, construction and mine trucks.
YC6T rated at 360-600PS is suited for construction applications.
YC6T/YC6C has a wide application in marine propulsion, power generators, construction and mine trucks.
The ratings for YC6T are 404-440KW at 1500 rpm is for power generation, 290-396KW at 1500-1800 rpm is for marine applications and 350-540PS at 1350 rpm is for marine propulsion.
YC6C will provide 680-850 KW at 1500 rpm for power generation, 560-680 KW at 1500 rpm for marine propulsion.
YC6C and YC6T are our latest products in marine engines and power generators and were scheduled for commercial production at the end of 2009. This has been rescheduled for mid 2011.
And this link...
has the following statement.
Yuchai entered agreement with BOSCH,Caterpillar,Wartsila and so on international suppliers to center onｓelf -development，link up with the world's latest advanced technology and back up by strong R & D for many years.
Text version of page 32 ("Engines" starts on page 32) of the PDF file (You have got to see the picture on this page!) found at the bottom of the following link...
The link starts out as www.wartsila.com/ss/
WÄRTSILÄ LOW-SPEED ENGINES
Wärtsilä RT-ﬂex engines are low-speed two-stroke engines that provide
optimum prime movers for the propulsion of ships of all sizes with direct drive
of propellers and high overall economy.
The Wärtsilä RT-ﬂex engines are based on the Wärtsilä RTA series but have
fully electronically-controlled common-rail systems for fuel injection, exhaust
valve actuation and starting. Their beneﬁts to shipowners and operators may
be summarized as:
Optimum powers and speeds to match ship requirements
Competitive ﬁrst cost
From page 47...
DEFINITIONS AND NOTES FOR LOW-SPEED ENGINES
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
All dimensions are in millimetres and are not binding.
The engine weight is net in metric tonnes (t), without oil and water, and is
All brake speciﬁc fuel consumptions (BSFC) are quoted for fuel of lower
caloriﬁc value 42.7 MJ/kg, and for ISO standard reference conditions
(ISO 15550 and 3046).
The BSFC ﬁgures for Wärtsilä engines are given with a tolerance of +5%.
Wärtsilä RT-ﬂex engines have a lower part-load fuel consumption than
the corresponding Wärtsilä RTA engines. Wärtsilä RT-ﬂex engines are also
available with Delta Tuning and the RT-ﬂex82C and RT-ﬂex96C also with Low-
Load Tuning for even lower part-load fuel consumptions (see chart). Low-Load
Tuning will also be introduced to the other RT-ﬂex engines in the portfolio.
Delta Tuning and Low-Load Tuning both take advantage of the complete
ﬂexibility in engine setting provided by the RT-ﬂex common-rail system to
optimize fuel injection pressures and timing at all loads. Delta Tuning focuses
on reducing BSFC in the operating range below 90% engine load.
Typical BSFC curves to illustrate Standard Tuning, Delta Tuning and Low-Load Tuning.
From page 34...I am pretty sure that this is the smallest of these engines.
WÄRTSILÄ RT-ﬂex35 IMO Tier II
Cylinder bore ..................................350 mm Fuel speciﬁcation:
Piston stroke................................. 1550 mm Fuel oil ....................................700 cSt/50°C
Speed .....................................142–167 rpm ISO-F 8217:2005,
Mean effective pressure at R1........21.0 bar category ISO-RMK700
Piston speed....................................8.6 m/s
Rated power, principal dimensions and weights
Output in kW at
Length A Weight
Cyl. 167 rpm 142 rpm mm tonnes
R1 R2 R3 R4
5 4 350 3 475 3 700 3 475 4 434 69
6 5 220 4 170 4 440 4 170 5 046 80
7 6 090 4 865 5 180 4 865 5 658 90
8 6 960 5 560 5 920 5 560 6 270 98
Dimensions B C D E F* G
mm 2 264 830 5 556 1 220 6 850 1 326
Brake speciﬁc fuel consumption (BSFC) in g/kWh
Rating point R1 R2 R3 R4
BMEP, bar 21.0 16.8 21.0 19.8
BSFC RT-ﬂex Standard Tuning 176 170 176 174
Part load, % of R1 85 70 85 70 60
RT-ﬂex tuning variant Standard Standard Delta Delta Low-Load
BSFC 172.4 172.0 171.7 170.5 169.5
* Standard piston dismantling height, can be reduced with tilted piston withdrawal.
For deﬁnitions see page 47.